Superman / Superwoman

supermanOften, when people think about doing a yoga teacher training, they doubt themselves.  We think we might not be an effective teacher, if we are not an flexible person, who already does amazing yoga postures.  Or maybe we doubt ourselves, and think we are not ready for this, or maybe we are not strong enough.  Maybe we are scared to get in front of people and teach.   This is not the truth of your God given potential.  You know you love yoga.  You know you want to share with others how this yoga works.

Sometimes in our lives, we need someone else to speak our own truth.  We need someone else to say, “Hey, you can do this!!” , “You will be an amazing teacher!” ,  “You have what it takes to overcome this” , “You already have everything you need to succeed!” My teacher said these words over me, when I was doing my training, and I ran into doubt.  I was older when I took my training.  I was stiff.  There were many postures I couldn’t even do.  I began to wonder how I could possibly teach this yoga, when I couldn’t do it myself.  That was a major breakthrough.  With those words spoken over me, I began to shift into who I really was.

I often tell my students that yoga practice is not about putting your legs behind your head.  It’s believing in yourself.  When you have worked diligently over time,  sometimes over years, trying to perfect a posture and suddenly it happens.  You did it!!  Then you began to wonder, “what else have I found myself lacking, when all I needed was persistence?”  Yes, I can overcome ANYTHING.  I have everything I need deep inside.  It just needed to come to the surface, and be “fed”.  Its just like Superman/woman.  Did they wake up one day, and become Superman?   No.  Someone spoke their greatness to them.  Someone believed in them.  Someone “fed” them.  I am that person.  I am your teacher.

See you on the mat,

Paula

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