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Teaching truths

My boss has been super-supportive since I finally fessed up to him that I’d completed yoga teacher training this summer. I’m on a bit of a satya (truth) jag at the moment. My habit is to keep my counsel, cards close to the chest, cautious testing of the waters. Now I’m trying to trust a…

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Ground control

Sometimes I get totally overwhelmed with backbends. I’m slowly learning not to, but rather to play the edge without tipping over the precipice completely — but still… Recently in a crisis moment I’ve noticed what my body wants to do — to sit up crossed legged with hands palm down on the mat in front…

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One month on

It’s nearly a month since teacher training ended. Coincidentally (we aren’t so needy that we scheduled a one-month anniversary party!) I ended up socialising recently with most of the other graduates. It was interesting hearing snippets of what everyone is up to with their yoga. Of course the emphasis was on where they were with teaching.…

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Meditating on teaching

I went round to my new yoga-friend last night to practise teaching. She’d done a day’s work, taught a yoga class at work, and now it was her turn for some time on the mat. So there we were in a corner of her home (which made for some fun cues involving directions like ‘stretching…

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Whispers of love

I’m back. I’m back in my body. And I’m back in class. Happily so. OK, so I’ve been here all along in this same body, but now it feels more at ease, less as though I’ve gone a few rounds in the ring and come off distinctly the worse. So practice in class today was less…

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Finding a re-union

What’s that saying about if you think you’re enlightened, try spending time with your family? Well, I can’t ever imagine claiming enlightenment, but I don’t see my family as much as I’d like so I can’t often put it to the test anyway…🙂 But this weekend was a family weekend. I find these times now touched…

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Sweet yoga at home

Hubby offered to guide me through practice the other day. He could see that I was struggling with fatigue, physical and mental, and that I was finding it difficult to find the energy or inspiration to practise on my own. I received his generous and loving offering rather ungraciously I’ll admit! I’d like to say…

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Looking back and looking forward

Permit me a self-indulgent post (it is my blog after all!). I’ve been recalling a few silly or strange moments from TT that I wanted to remember for myself. Perhaps you’ll enjoy them too: That I featured in a one of the other student teacher’s dreams: we were swimming in the river so I could teach her Sanskrit (apparently swimming would…

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Re-framing the picture

I started today full of thoughts about myself. Wanting to go to work after two days resting in bed. Excited to be re-joining the world, but feeling that weird agoraphobia that follows time spent so quietly at home. Would the short walk to work actually be too much? Would I be able to concentrate on…