JOURNEY THROUGH YOGA
After practicing yoga for about four years, I have decided to go deeper and become a certified yoga instructor. Why? I’m not looking to change careers or anything, but I feel like it is a journey that I need to take. I feel as though with my current line of work (working in the entertainment industry) it’s important to take a step back from all the chaos and do something to help yourself and other people – something to strengthen your own self worth. It’s not a secret that there are many tyrants that run the entertainment industry and there are definitely days in which many people, including myself, feel so small and insignificant. There’s a huge list of people that are fighting for and waiting for your job to be open and are willing to work for less pay than you are, and that just makes you one of many. Someone easily replaced. It kind of reminds me of learning about the industrial revolution in history class and how they worked people to the bone until they were beaten down and could no longer work – and how easy it was to find new fresh blood to replace the ones they got rid of.
But I’m getting off topic here. I’m grateful to be where I am right now. It’s just sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and see the world truly for what it is. That one person can make a difference. I know so many people who are afraid to try yoga because they are inflexible. But because they are inflexible is the reason they need yoga. I certainly started off that way. When I started yoga I could barely touch my knees let alone my toes. That’s why I wanted to do it. Did I get snickers from others in my first yoga classes? Yes I did. It was hard. I want to teach yoga to inflexible people like I once was and show them that’s it okay. I can touch my toes now pretty easily. I have significantly less back pain. I have more energy. I want to share this with other people, but I need the training to show them properly.
Why did I decide to blog about it? Because I’ve found the training to be much more than just physical. I’m changing mentally as well. I’m learning to balance my life a little better and even after just two classes I’m fascinated with the change. I can’t wait to document everything and share my thoughts with you all. The support I’ve gotten from my friends has been overwhelming. You all are amazing.