Sailing the Uncharted Waters ~ Kai Wai’s Post 1/6

My 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) course has finally began on Monday. I had so much mixed feelings for this new journey; anticipation, excitement, anxiety, nervousness – honestly, I have no idea why am I putting myself through this! But there was one thing I am sure – the journey will be worth it. Why? For now, I have no concrete answers because it is the feeling when my heart says so.

In yesterday’s class, we shared about “what is yoga and why we signed up for YTT”. No surprise, everyone had a different purpose and were motivated by various reasons. That said, I am grateful to have course mates from diverse backgrounds and were willing to share their thoughts selflessly. Sharing is part of yoga love. 🙂 The class ended with assignments to find out more on 5 Yoga Masters which I (somehow) found interesting to read about. For example, how B.K.S. Iyengar got himself into yoga practice was because of his poor health and T. Krishnamacharya (who happened to be his brother-in-law) got him to learn yoga to improve his health. This happened to be one of the reasons why I started practising yoga too!

As for today’s class, we touched on class sequencing to understanding and articulating in Sanskrit in a calm and confident manner. One by one, we were asked to instruct the class through the Surya Namskar sequences. I had performed Surya Namskar many times as a student in classes, but to speak fluently in Sanskrit as an instructor with many pairs of eyes staring and fellow course mates waiting for me to give the next sequence was daunting. I must admit all the Sanskrit I memorised on Day 1 went missing from my head suddenly. I was disappointed to fumble but before I left the studio, I told myself not to ‘bash’ myself over it and to memorise and verbalise (on repeat mode) as a personal home assignment. For each time I fall, I learn something.

Found a good quote to share:
Everything is temporary; Emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Do not become attached, just flow with it. – Anonymous quote from the world wide web.

I will find positive energy to cast away any negativity. Till then, namaste.