Walk the Line

I have been feeling a little like I am in limbo that last few weeks. Some of my stream for teaching has run out and I don’t really know what to do next. I have a lot of options on how I can move forward but I just don’t know what step to take next.

There’s a few things I would like to do to upgrade my skills, such as getting my first aid ticket, take some additional yoga training (mostly online), and start regularly going to a class or  two. There’s some money required for all of these steps and I don’t have a lot of extra income right now. I have applied for some part time work at a couple of different places, just to have the funds to be able to do this. I don’t know how that will work out for me since I get burned out pretty easy these days.

One of my old friends recently suggested that maybe it’s time I started investing in myself and my care. I have become such a recluse in the last few years that it’s been difficult for me to think that I am able to do that. I don’t really know where to start anymore. There’s the possibility of signing up at gym, just to get the proverbial ball rolling so to speak.

There’s also the problem of making room in my life for my own yoga practice. When I am in the right head space, it’s easy for me to make the space to practice but when I am not in the mood, it’s hard. There’s plenty of articles out there on how to create your own at home practice. Really, this practice could be for anything. I have been spending a lot of time knitting lately because it relaxes me.

I don’t know what I have to be so stressed about lately. My best guess is that I am still in recover mode. My mind, body, and soul had to go through some terrible reformatting this summer. My body is doing fine, my mind seems to be more focused at my job but my spirit still feels a little shattered.

While I made some great leaps this summer as far as being a yoga teacher goes, I still don’t feel the passion I had for it when I first got started. It’s a good thing Yoga Alliance gives you three years to plan your next upgrade. This second year has been rough so far.

If anyone out there has some ideas or inspiration to share about how to move forward with teaching yoga, I would love to hear it.

~Clara

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