Saturday, March 16, 2013

Yoga is Like Breastfeeding and Vegas

Three hours of my 200 hour yoga teacher training (YTT) are behind me. 197 to go! The program started last night and I thought this morning before I rush off to hours 4 through 11.5, I would write down some initial observations:

  • I am really going to love this program.
  • It will really challenge me physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually.
  • I might hate it, at least parts of it, for brief periods.
  • To continue, I'll have to accept that and move through those periods anyway.
  • Whatever parts I hate are the parts I probably need the most.
  • I haven't been plopped down into a such an eclectic group of people with at least one common interest since I was plopped down into my breastfeeding group three days after the birth of my first son.
  • The first five observations above apply to breastfeeding as much as they do to YTT.
  • I made deep, immediate and lasting friendships in my breastfeeding group. I suspect this YTT will foster some similar bonds.
  • My 45-year-old body will either break or bloom after sitting on the floor for 200 hours. Who knew just sitting on the floor could wear you out? I exaggerate; we did more than sit but I, and my lower back, did notice the sitting time.
  • What happens in YTT, stays in YTT.
Now I'm off for more!


  1. What a fun adventure!!
    Are you going to teach private lessons? We could use a family yoga teacher over here!

  2. Woo-hoo! You're over halfway there! :)


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