How strong is your intuition? For me, I've always been lead through life with a strong intuition, you know that gut feeling that just really "feels" right or feels really wrong. There are times when I struggle with a very cerebral mind that tends to overthink things, out of my own insecurities. Through self-study (svadhyaya), I've learned that this is one of my tendencies in life when things get overwhelming for me. What are your tendencies? Can you look at them with love and understanding? Through my yoga journey, I've learned to do just that.
Lately, I've been struggling with listening to my intuition versus personal growth in the department of my yoga teaching skills. As a instructor, I teach my class by connecting with my students through listening and feeling their energy. I teach from my mat, guiding my students through a flow that is set by intention and lead from my heart.
I just joined a new yoga studio to teach at and it's a wonderful opportunity for me to grow as a teacher and connect with more students. It's not mandatory but encouraged that the instructor teaches away from the mat. I do some adjustments in class, but feel more comfortable in guiding my students while doing the flow with them. I want to grow as a teacher, but I also want to listen to my intuition. So for me, it's finding that balance.
My thought process with teaching yoga is that if I'm centered as a guide of light with a strong intention vibrationally for healing and unconditional love...that vibration has a rippling effect. It's like chanting the sacred sound of A-U-M and you can feel it's beautiful power in numbers. When we practice yoga together we are raising the vibration of goodness here on Earth. It's all energy exchange. This is what my intuition is telling me.
We are all doing the best we can do, right. I will honor what this new studio is asking from me and I will also honor my own intuition. It's all about balance and personal growth.
What is your intuition telling you?