In August this year I successfully passed the 200 hours teacher training in Rishikesh, India. I had been practicing yoga on and off for a few years, but I never knew too much about yoga. So diving into yoga in India seemed to be the right choice at the time. And I was not disappointed! I spent four amazing weeks full of practice, learning about yoga and life and full of memories for a lifetime there. Even thought it was really hard on some days, I will never forget the time I spent there.
Coming back to the corporate world was hard for me. I am currently living in China and the concept of mindfulness is quickly blown away in the hectic lifestyle of a big metropolitan area. It has been two months since I returned from India and my yoga practice has not yet found a regular place in my daily life.
In the YogaMOOC we were asked to form a goal for the class:
I want to focus more on what I love to do and practice yoga at least twice a week for one hour.
My phones go everywhere with me. Yes, my phones - plural. I have an Austrian private phone, an Austrian company phone and a Chinese phone.
I feel like I am very good about using my phone when I am around people. I enjoy the time talking to friends and I am lucky to have friends here in China who are not on their phones all the time either.
In the last two weeks I was on my phone a lot more than usual because I had visitors here in China. We spent the weekends traveling so I was the one guiding everyone with my Chinese phone.
Plus I started to play a very addictive game called "Homescapes". Apparently I go through phases: one month I read 6 books, another month I was a TV show and yet another month I get carried away by some weird phone game.
My goal for the next week is the following:
I will turn all my electronic devices off 1 hour before going to bed.
During this time I will either read or practice yoga. My aim is to get back to regular yoga practice now that my visitors have le…