It’s the half way point in my 108 days of yoga. I have been a dedicated yogi for 16 years but this is the first time I ever decided to commit to it for 108 days in a somewhat continuos time period. Why? For the past 19 years I have been a very busy parent of 4 children and in raising them I have also had to have more than one job, and be available to my family in the down times from work. Six years ago I decided to combine my yoga practice and my work and I was invited to teach the children’s classes in the studio where I regularly practice. Along the way I started down the path of getting certified as a yoga instructor which meant getting another job (3) since the yoga income was now going back into the training. Ugh! To my misfortune, the style of yoga I committed to began to unthread as a major scandal played out. Rather than distancing myself from yoga I decided to use a one year sabbatical that my family had already planned (yes, I was saving every spare peso we had for that too) to really become centered in what yoga looks like to me so that I can go home again and be honest about committing to a style that is based in truth and grace. So this is what I have determined for me at the 1/2 way point. Within the next year I will sign up and begin again a training that is in the style of Inclusion without a dictated name. It is a training that will still gain me a RYT title but does not bind me to a particular path. I like this very much and since those I prefer to teach are 12 years old or younger I think it will be better to let “What Will Be”, be explored and determined by each child that shows up to my class. I am grateful to have some grounding and a vision at the half way point of this immersion and am excited to see “What Will Be” my continued path of yoga exploration and education.
I took the above photo at the public boat slips in the Getxo Marina (Pais Vasco, Spain). These 3 fish are so symbolic of my time to regroup in murky waters and to be guided again in new found faith and trust.
My asana practice today was self guided.