In each yoga class there is that one pose, that one particularly difficult pose that you just don’t like. Your body revolts, your muscles shake, and your breathing quickens. And it’s like the teacher knows that you are struggling and starts to cue to that struggling. As the teacher gently says, “deepen your inhale and exhales….your body loves this….it is just your mind that wants it all to go away and stop…” During these nice statements all your mind is thinking of is how quickly can I get out of this pose and how quickly can I cut my wonderful, lovely, ninja like yoga teacher…. Than after class you almost feel bad for wanting to cut them, because your body feels so good. But, than you soon forget and the next time you come to a yoga class the cycle starts all over again. But, why does this cycle happen? You think yoga and you think calm, peaceful, stretching, not a lot of physical activity. WHY DO I FEEL ALL OF THESE NEGITIVE FEELINGS TOWARDS MY INSTRUCTOR?!?!?!?! It could be that the teacher is pushing you to the next bar. They are trying to mentally strengthen you. Or it’s just a really hard class. I personally have had people flick me off during high planks, high to low boat, & forearm planks. Than right after class they apologize and say can’t wait for next week. So really the cycle of hating your instructor for a few mins is quite normal. Don’t feel bad about it or think you’re a terrible person….because yes even myself, a yoga instructor goes through this cycle.
So I leave you with this…..it’s ok to mad, your body is much stronger than your mind, & the more you come to class the easier each difficult pose will get.
Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend & A GREAT MEMORIAL
See you on your mat!
The Curvy Yogini