One of the most common reservations I hear from yoga students considering yoga teacher training is this: I’m not ready!
Even if you’re in a different profession, and not considering becoming a yoga teacher, read on to learn how this common excuse is just a pattern of mental tyranny that’s holding you back.
We often gauge whether something is a good choice based on our comfort level with it. Then we support that decision with logical reasons to justify it—-
These reasons are otherwise known as excuses.
The Yoga teachings point us toward a vastly different and revolutionary approach to making choices and taking actions. Something more powerful, more accurate and more liberating than your intellect, reason or any education.
It’s called your True Nature. Some people call it intuition; others call it the heart’s calling. Sometimes I refer to it as embodied wisdom.
According to yoga, thoughts are the root of our suffering. While thoughts can be useful, they are only half the picture. And sometimes they are a warped picture that is based on our past or a samskara or a tendency. For example, you have the tendency to do the right thing—what you “should” do.
Yoga provides us with a powerful tool to take a vacation from relying upon our thoughts. It teaches us to tap into our true nature and embodied wisdom through sensing and feeling from the inside out who we are and what it is we need to do. This can be done through sitting quietly in meditation or moving through postures.
By freeing yourself from your mind, you have access to the vast wisdom of your entire body. There’s untapped potential, power and creativity there that trumps any thought patter. Scientific evidence now shows there are more neurons in the gut than in the brain and almost as many as in the heart. So when you think “mind,” you need to include the mind in the body.
Stop “shoulding” all over yourself and learn how to take a vacation from your thinking mind.
Take the plunge and sign up for yoga teacher training! It’s not just for people aspiring to be teachers—although it can be if that is your aspiration. It’s also for anyone wanting to get back into their bodies and develop a more personal yoga practice.
Sign up now for your free interview [https://www.timetrade.com/book/YV3NC] now to learn more. The first seven people to enroll save up to $1,000 on tuition.
Be the light,