Humans are creatures of habit. We hate change, don’t like to be uncomfortable, and (well in America) we want things NOW!!! Which is not wrong…..our brain chemistry (survival method) tells the rest of our body once we are comfortable we should not change anything because that could eventually lead to us not surviving. So, when you look at this as a survival mechanism humans hating the idea of change is an understandable thing. With that being said, when I went to sequence some new yoga classes….well, I was more than not too thrilled. But, it was a thing that needed to be down. Since my brother’s passing…I hate to say this….but…..I have been coasting……through every aspect of my life…… I can’t really blame myself because I am grieving the loss of my brother, my best friend, and my favorite person. I am allowed to be sad (everyone keeps telling me). So, knowing that I need to get some sort of normal back into my life….I grabbed my notebook, a few yoga books, some of my yoga journal issues I have marked some good ideas in, and I powered up my tablet and I started sequencing. I wanted to focus a class on hips, shoulders, and lower back, once I had that figured out I opened up my favorite yoga book….which is, “1000 pearls of yoga wisdom.” This book is amazing to just have for class inspiration, breathing techniques, break down of some poses, and lots of quotes (my favorite). Once, I had a light bulb moment I wrote down all of the poses as quick as I could. Than I focused on modifications for the poses and finally got the breathing down. The process took a while because I was actually trying to be creative….while trying to be creative. But, at last I was done and happy with what I had come up with. I was proud of myself, I actually sat down and changed something about my teaching and maybe it’s a change for the better….who knows?
I hope everyone is having a lovely Memorial Day!
See you on your mat!
The Curvy Yogini