Fifteen years ago I was desperate for relief from a depression I had never known. I was staying with my girlfriend Mary, she was reading the newspaper and said I should go to a Friday yoga class she found advertised. I was so depressed I wouldn’t go home so I think she was trying nicely to get me straightened out so I would be comfortable in my own home again.
Little did I know what an incredible change the practice of yoga and meditation would have on my life. I wasn’t sleeping, eating, or socializing well at the time. Yoga gave me an outlet for the sadness until one day my practices were not about sadness any longer they were an expression of calm and peacefulness. As a direct result of the bending and stretching I started feeling better physically too.
I don’t understand why a little peaceful music and some balancing and stretching postures make me feel so, well, happy. I bit the bullet and signed up for the Yoga Teacher Training class. It is a 200 hour course that will allow me to share my passion with others in a thoughtful and developed way.
We have started the lessons with readings that were required before classes started. I am full of anticipation and excitement; I am honored to be learning from so many interesting teachers.
I will let you know how I do, maybe we can practice together.