Here’s why I first started practicing yoga. There were two reasons really and none of them screams spirituality. One, I wanted to not be in pain with my back – playing the flute’s not the best thing when it comes to posture, let’s be honest. And two, quite frankly, I just wanted to get fit.
FIRST TIME IN A CLASS
I was a music college student at the time so I did some online research, found a new studio that was running an introductory offer (my budget was quite an important criteria at the time), and off I went for my first class. Little did I know that I’d end up becoming a complete yoga addict for life.
A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
So it was pretty natural for me, after a few years of practicing, to then want to share yoga with other people because I found it so amazing. It was 2018 and I decided India was the place to go and do my teacher training. I remember sitting on the plane before taking off and thinking to myself: “You must have gone completely crazy.” :)
THE BIGGEST TAKEAWAY FROM MY JOURNEY
But you see, besides getting a solid foundation for teaching yoga from that course, there was something far more valuable that came out of the journey. It made me realize that yoga really wasn’t about gymnastics or how well you did in the classes, it was about the relationship you had with yourself. It was the first time in my life that I stopped being my own critic and instead became my own friend.
MERGING MY TWO WORLDS
That’s the thing about us musicians, we care so much about what we do that we sometimes end up putting far too much pressure on ourselves. It’s no surprise then that it was also India where I thought of merging my two worlds of yoga and music in teaching yoga for musicians which I’ve been doing ever since coming back from that trip.
Would you like to feel the benefits of yoga for yourself? I’m offering online private sessions. Jump on a free consultation call with me to see if we’re a good fit.