Yay! I am so happy to finally get the chance to sit and write! It’s been too long, Internet, too long.
So, here’s the scoop: I have been taking yoga teacher training classes Saturday’s and Sunday’s for the past 5 weeks and it has been amazing. I am not finished just yet, but the incredible self-observing journey this has taken me on is one that I am grateful for. I, too, am eager about what this all means at the end of it! I cannot yet generalize my whole experience since I am not a time traveler and have, well, not experienced it all, but I want to share with you my journey thus far.
I don’t know whether to say that my life at the current moment is crazy good or crazy bad; therefore, I will just label it ‘crazy’! Having a full-time corporate job, finding a new apartment, packing, starting to move, going to yoga on the weekends for 14 hours and then yoga during the week for at least 6 hours (total of at least 20 hours a week, if you’re keeping track!), attending family events, attending friend events, being a wife, and finding time to just breathe (*breathes*) has been a little… crazy! You’d think that yoga was relaxing (it is!), but this teacher training is definitely isn’t; it’s quite intensive and like a part-time job! So I guess I’ve been, for the past month, been working 1 full-time and 1 half-time job- mamma mia! But. all. worth. it.
Rather than me go on about how each week was and go off on a tangent, I want to share with you my entries in my journal that I have been keeping (don’t worry, they are short and to the point!). But just see how crazy of a roller coaster ride this is (I was surprised!):
Yes, you read that title right: yoga certification. Friends, I’m doing yoga teacher training! Me!
Now, I haven’t been practicing yoga for that long -just short of one year to be exact- but the thought of getting my yoga certification was something that crossed my mind every now and then. I always dismissed it, though, because I didn’t think I could make that time & energy commitment. Not only that, but I didn’t really believe myself to be disciplined enough.
Interestingly, though, I have had quite a few friends, family members, and even strangers come up to me and tell me that I should become certified and teach. Their faith in me made me really take another look inside myself and try to see what it was that they saw: passion and bravery. A couple of months ago I laughed the idea off, but today, I’ve actually decided to embrace it!
Yoga has been a big part of my anxiety recovery. Okay, okay, let me count the ways 🙂