My name is Ro Chelle and I haven’t been to yoga class in over 2 months.
The definition of yoga as a noun is fairly flexible but what about the verb? Is doing yoga specific to a sequence? Is there a minimum amount of time you have to stand on the mat before you’re really doing yoga? I personally feel that the intention behind the action is more important than the logistics. But after an extended period of short, punctuated yoga moments I need the class environment.
I want to teach yoga. I want to share the things I’ve learned with people I like. When my stress level went through the roof this spring it was my yoga practice that suffered. I slacked on teacher training material and flaked on repeated plans to attend class. Now I feel like a starving women, weary from the road. I know the oasis is there waiting for me. I just need to drag myself there.
I attended Iyengar classes regularly for many years before now. That’s why I can get away with a drought like this. It doesn’t mean I’m immune to the repercussions. Fortunately, my body gives me multiple red flags before I lose touch with the yoga (noun).
No effort is wasted on the path to enlightenment.