When I graduated from 200-hour Hatha yoga training
Yoga teacher training helped me create a pathway to myself through asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques. The techniques I learned showed me how to explore self and discover self. Since birth, we search for our place in this world, what's wrong, what's right, who we are and what we have to offer. Yoga training gave me an idea of who I am and showed me what I have to offer. The training showed me how to understand myself, and the world I live in. It taught me to look within for the answers. We are always looking for self, and teacher training will show you the path to yourself if you let it.
Not only did the yoga training show me how to experience self, but it also showed me my heart. When you practice yoga you practice vulnerability. I was challenged to open. The practices I experienced showed me the boundaries I build around my heart. These barries I build protected me, yet held me back from receiving love, giving love, and growing. Yoga showed me how to clear the boundaries I build out of fear so I could grow. I learned how to love myself and my body as I am without all the accessories. My heart opened.
Yoga training showed me that I am more than just the container of my body and my mind. I'm not just a human floating around. I am a spiritual being having a human experience. There is more here than just the physical world. I learned that there is a greater force out there that cares deeply for me. Teacher training taught me how to connect with the divine through my practice and my daily experience by revealing my divine attributes. I saw how to see the light in the darkest of times, and the in of darkest people. I left yoga training with a new set of eyes and a different perspective of the world.
I learned various ways to take care of the container (my body) that holds my spirt. I developed skills to take care of not only my physical body but my mind. Life throws shit at us daily. The skills I learned to support while dealing with the shit life throws at me. Yoga Training taught me what it means to be mindful. I learned the importance of discipline, diet, and what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.
Through the practice, I discovered what I have to offer to this world. I am here to teach people about their body and mind. I am here to guide people to their self and help them find balance. I am here to teach people how to find and share their unique gift to the world. I'm here to show people that they don't have to look outside themselves to find happiness. Yoga teacher training changed my life in many ways. I don't know who I would be today if I didn't take it.
My Teacher Libby Cox
My 200-hour ytt classmates