Week 1: Namaste.?.
As the start of the school year begins, I always have a sense of yearning towards learning. Being nine years since my "last back to school" I still can't shake the feeling of what September brings. And with that I've decided to continue my love of learning with the pursuit of becoming a yoga teacher.
Well you may say, okay Lisa sign up for one of the many 200 hour courses in Edmonton and be on with it. You have years of anatomy and physiology training so you've a got a head start. Why wait any longer?
I would rather take my time with this learning. At times I feel selfish and say that I want my practice to be my practice, and thus just let me do yoga for yoga's sake. But I know ultimately it is in my practice that I will become a better teacher. So it's my prerogative to take it week by week, class by class, pose by pose.
My more personal blog is self-reflection on my yoga practice in classes (various spots around Edmonton and area), through DVDs at home, with reading magazines and websites and ultimately practicing each week with the help of books (my collection is growing!) Expect some form of posting on a weekly basis.
So with this being my first post, I want to explore the beginning words of practice - Namaste. What does it mean anyway?
Namaste as Wikipedia states it is
"is roughly equivalent to "greetings" or "good day," in English, implicitly with the connotation "to be well". As opposed to shaking hands, kissing or embracing each other in other cultures, Namaste is a non-contact form of respectful greeting and can be used universally while meeting a person of different gender, age or social status"
This is why I love yoga so much. Practice begins with such a positive word. What a great way to express wellness with others and self than to say Namaste.
There will be more Namaste in my future...until then.
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Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.