Someone recently asked me if teaching yoga has changed my own practice, specifically the way I enjoy it and benefit from it. I could write an extremely long answer about this, but to me it boils down to #1 expectation and #2 openness to growth.
With expectation (this applies to anything not just yoga) you are putting pressure on yourself. That can be good to a degree: staying accountable and having discipline. But expectation often sets you up to fail. You can’t expect to enjoy something the same way every day, because you are a new person every day with new views and experiences. When you put expectation on something you take away the element of surprise and add control, leaving no room for growth. No openness.
With #2 staying open to growth
As a yogi student and particularly a yoga teacher staying open is huge. Open to change, open to receive information and new styles and ways of practicing, open to discussion and learning in general. When you can stay open with no expectation, only allowing yourself to receive the gifts of yoga and the gifts your body allows each day, that is where you will find yourself on a Journey deeper and more rewarding than you can imagine.
How do you stay inspired and avoid the mundane. Stay open and let go of expectation.
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