The light in me honours the light in you. ~ Kai Wai’s post 6/6
It always end with Namaste. Nothing religious but a form of respect and love for people sharing the time and practice together. 5 weeks whizzed past in a blink of an eye. The sweat, soreness, pain, stress and nervousness have faded away with time and we survived through with the immense amount of love for yoga, energy and friendship that grew on us as we journeyed on.
From learning how Yoga came about, to understanding class sequencing and having to teach classes; we did it and was really no joke. We had to do assignment daily after asana and theory classes but no complains nor do we feel upset. In fact, we were so eager to learn, practise and finding ways to improve when things don’t quite work out. It is always comforting to know that no matter what happens, our instructors are around to provide guidance and share their knowledge. We do get some tough love from them from time to time and we know it is for our betterment. There you go, Bhakti Yoga. Practice of love for others and oneself. Isn’t it amazing to put what we learnt into practice? Oh and not forgetting the fun moments that were injected during and after class?
I am thankful to the instructors for not spoon feeding the learning process and have us research or explore the different possible answers to questions. Sometimes there is no right or wrong answers and they do not impose their knowledge on us but to get us to read up more and research deeper. This made learning fun and constantly trigger our curious mind. In turn, it accelerated our learning process.
Yoga does not just stay within the mat or the hours spent in classes. It integrates into our daily life. While we may not become a 100% true blue yogi or yoga guru, YTT heightens our awareness and opens up the possibilities of what can be done to improve ourselves and find peace and contentment within. If you can’t do certain things today, it is alright. Practise and try again. Go get new information and knowledge to enhance yourself and try again. Be patient with yourself and all is coming.
Come Monday, we will all be certified yoga teachers but the learning journey never ends and I will always remind myself to be a humble student. For my light honours the light in yours.
I will leave you with this quote from Gandhi for my last blog post, “I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. ”
Kai (YTT July weekday batch 2017)