Beginning | Totes Yoga

Now we have launched I would like to welcome you to the blog space. I will be posting once a week with regular updates on our social media pages.

My business cards arrived yesterday (Hooray!) They look so pretty and shiny. Previously, starting my own yoga biz has been a make believe scenario. I have buckets and buckets to learn but my overall feeling is positive and I absolutely LOVE what I do. It’s a bit like learning how to drive. Once you have passed, the learning really starts. To be honest, my training loosely prepared me to run daily classes so I spend a lot of time researching and taking everything I’ve learnt to the matt and trying it out. From there I keep adapting until it works.

The average person can’t go straight into crow pose or flying pigeon. How boring would it be if we skipped the preparation stages and managed to do harder yoga poses right away. It is in the learning and the process where the magic happens. We should not get caught up in how we look in our asanas but rather how it feels during and after our classes. It makes me smile when participants come away feeling relaxed, reenergised and the stressful parts of their day have melted away. They leave feeling accomplished and that they are working towards something great. I love being apart of their journey.

If you are thinking about trying yoga, don’t get put off if you are not flexible or strong enough. Just come along. Because we all started in the same way. If you lose balance whilst in tree pose, that’s completely ok. There is something great about trying again and preserving. Do what we all do; take a deep breath and begin again.

I will leave you with this mantra: “Don’t practice yoga to get better at yoga. Practice yoga to get better at living”.

See you in class!

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