One of the best things about yoga (if not THE best), is that after each practice, you really do grow and you really do transcend into a higher self. You become enlightened by your own abilities and the miracles of your amazing body. You learn, you discover a lot about yourself, and you gain a great deal of humility. When all of this radiates from ourselves, we put peace into our lives and into the lives of those around us.
I FEEL LIKE A PROUD MOTHER
A fellow yogini and instructor of mine has made her one year anniversary today, in her yoga teaching journey. Like a proud mother (even though she’s older than me), I practiced with her guidance last night, and celebrated in her light and beautiful accomplishment. I see her as one of my mentors. She and I have both seen the progress of each other. She has grown so much as a teacher and she just gets better with each class. I have to tell you, though, she LOVES to hold poses for like ten years…and so I find myself always so humbled in her classes.
Like Ari (http://arilumiere.tumblr.com) has mentioned in a recent post, attachment to our mentors- there is definitely a deep connection to be found with our mentors, and with those who have and continue to witness our yoga journeys. This is why I never take for granted any single soul and body I share my yoga practice with. I am grateful for them. I am proud of my yogis of all shapes and sizes, and they all help me grow in my journey and practice.
Let that yogi to your left, right, behind you, in front of you, know that their energy was beautiful and contagious. We feed off each other whether we realize it or not; there is always a sense of oneness in a room filled with sweating yogis who took the time to take care of themselves and each other.