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Floating on Lake Champlain with my sweet girl.

It’s time to get back to writing. It has been a week since I graduated from the Bikram Teacher Training in Los Angeles. When I’m asked how it was I am not really sure how to answer, I feel like I need about a month or maybe a year to fully understand what happened over the 9 weeks I was away. I loved taking two Bikram classes a day, I met wonderful people from all over the world, I made a very special and unbreakable bond with my lovely roommate and now I get to teach the yoga practice that I believe in so very much. While I was there it felt more about getting through each week, doing what I needed, memorizing Bikram’s dialogue, keeping my electrolytes balanced, finding a way to stay awake and comfortable during 4 hour lectures, posture clinics and Bollywood movies (yes the movies really are 4 hours long or longer). Now that I am home and have immediately jumped back into my life of caring for Ella and trying to be the best partner/wife for Dave, I find myself questioning if the past nine weeks really happened or was it all a dream. I see faces on the street and think, wow that looks like so and so from training. I am sure that the experience had a very positive impact on me, however right now I can’t seem to see the forrest for the trees. I can say that my homecoming has been sweet, flying into Burlington, VT last Sunday, seeing the beautiful mountains I love to hike, Lake Champlain where we spend most of the summer and our big white van in the park lot I felt a sense of relief and home that was absent the entire time I was gone. Dave and Ella were in the small, sparse airport waiting with flowers and smiles. When I taught my first Bikram class this week to a very crowded room of fellow yogis who were all there to support me I felt grounded in the fact that taking the risk, leaving my family and putting myself in a pretty uncomfortable situation for 9 weeks was worth it. How often do we get to go so far outside of our comfort zones and be completely supported by so many?

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My Bikram training is coming to an end. It will take me some time to process all that I have observed about myself, the good, the bad and the ugly. Till then I thought I would repost one my favorites. Enjoy and namaste.

https://juliepeoplesclark.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/namaste/

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