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The countdown has begun! From Nancy

Hello fellow yogis!

We are now 6 days from completion of the YTTC here at IHA Yoga. I can’t believe how quickly it has come. It hasn’t been easy by any stretch of the imagination. I have felt sore almost consistently since I started the course. I have been learning Sanskrit words. I have been studying at night. I have been learning new asanas. I have been learning my own shortcomings as a practitioner — I have very tight shoulders, a stiff back, and lordosis. Grand.

The results are showing themselves, however. I am noticeably fitter than when I began. I have performed (adequately) asanas that I thought I would NEVER be able to do. I have swallowed my pride and taught lessons, even when they were FAR from perfect. I have started to learn the art of adjustments. But most importantly, I have fallen more deeply in love with yoga through teaching. I never thought that was possible, because I have always loved yoga.

So here we are, and I have to say, my nerves are showing. This will come as no surprise to those who know this Type A personality. Can I do it? Will I forget things? Will I botch teaching a class? Will I EVER be able to straighten my leg in Svarga Dvidasana? Will I be able to do a proper Urdhva Dandasana? Only time will tell.

But I won’t give up. I won’t quit. I will try and be kinder and gentler to myself no matter how I perform.

I do so hope to see all of you on the mat, and hopefully as a teacher.