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.
In the last couple of weeks I learned many new things in the YogaMOOC on edx.org.
Asanas I learned a new way to approach chair pose, which has always been rather hard for me. I tend to lean forward to much with my upper body, so now I am trying to stretch/lean more up and not forward.
I love the sun salutation and the repetitions. The more you repeat the sequence, the easier it will get. My goal is to incorporate the right breathing more into sun salutation.
Well-Being Well-Being has been a concept in my world, but it was good to hear what this well-being actually incorporates. It was a reminder for me to focus more on what I love, get in more physical and mental exercise and connect with people who have a positive impact on me.
Anatomy So far I have not had much to do with anatomy except for when I was in school. During the summer in the yoga TTC I learned so many interesting things about the human body and how it works, the YogaMOOC was a great addition to that. It is safe to say that I no…
Observation of Interpersonal InteractionsDuring the observation of interpersonal interactions I found that I enjoy listening to people and their stories. However, it always depends on the person. So if the person is just going on and on and on about something that is sooo stupid in his or her life, I may reach a point where I stop listening very closely. I still try to comfort the person and try to find a solution to the situation. This happened with two friends in the last week and I feel they got some good input from our conversation. I enjoy helping out friends and I look forward to helping people through yoga. Because yoga is also about interpersonal interactions, just not by words but by spending quality time together. Course Goal AssessmentMy course goal was to get into a more regular practice of yoga, that is 3 times 30 minutes a week. To be honest, as I took this course during the last 6 weeks of my assignment in China, I could not stick to this rule all the time. But I took sm…