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Concerned about motivation & focus doing it on my own
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April 27, 2009 - 11:12 am
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I want to thank everyone for their support! I started yoga about a year ago when my father passed away. I got into it not for the physical aspect but the mental aspect of it. I was clearly addicted. When winter hit i found it tough to stay motivated but recently went back and couldn't figure out why I even stopped!

I have a habit of quitting things, this is the longest I have been at something and the course is for me not only the path to become a teacher but for my own personal growth. I don't aspire to make tons of money doing it as it is not my goal but I would like to make teaching part of my life. I have been told I am a good teacher (I used to be told this by teachers and when I did soaping workshops), so I know I can do this, just a little intimidated by some of the content of the course, especially anatomy: biology wasn't my strong point at school!

I had a friend tell me to pick one day a week to study, like I was in school going to a night class. She is taking an online course and said this is how she stays on track. If your life is busy, it's good to schedule school time in, like appointments or actually having to go to class.

Right now I am going to a lot of inexpensive community classes in town so I can benefit from learning from different teachers and styles. I have seen some things I would never do as a teacher (sadly I have encountered some with too much ego or drive to make money to a point where it's not healthy). I attended a hot yoga class once where the teacher was like a drill sargent, it was really frightening. She almost frowned upon taking breaks, which I find necessary in a hot yoga class sometimes due to the stresses on the body. I did what my body needed regardless :)

I am getting back to doing yoga regularly then will probably purchase the course! Thanks again, this site is really great and I'm happy to know that technically I won't be going at this all alone.


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