Learning different breathing exercises proved to be very successful in calming the mind and relaxing the body. I had used many different styles throughout my life even as a quick remedy in moments of stress.
Meditations that were guided allowed me to practice mindfulness, body awareness and fully being in the present moment. These experiences helped me strengthen my higher self rather than my ego. It also helped me continue my practice throughout the upcoming years.
During my time in the course, practicing yoga poses and sequences was nothing short of time well spent. I learned how to perfect each pose so it does not cause any injuries, how to flow from one posture to the next, how to incorporate the breath into every movement all the while strengthening my practice and body. The yoga classes taught me so much about postures and about myself.
We had wonderful theory, anatomy and philosophy classes, where they incorporated spiritual teachers into our study and had experts attend our classes. We learned about the Yamas and the Niyamas, Ayurvedic nutrition and also some history. We had to write essays, journals and sequences and practice them on our on time. With this we had been exposed to a yogic lifestyle. We even had strict rules about no gossip. There was to be no drama but acceptance of each other. Namaste. Luckily, we had a great group of people who were eager to learn and made this task very easy to accomplish. I had started to incorporate new habits into my life, which allowed me to start seeing the difference it made in my world.
I remember meeting two wonderful individuals there, whose main purpose with the yoga teacher training was to improve their lives. They had no intention of teaching but of getting a spiritual experience to better themselves. Did this apply to my experience? 100%. I began my journey there to strengthen a spiritual side that thankfully was already awakened by my parents. Practitioners of yoga are eternal students and a yoga teacher training is a way to immerse yourself into this ancient philosophy and lifestyle.
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