Since my last blog post, THE BRIDGE yoga class has kicked off!! The first class was held on Monday, October 20th and every night thereafter (Monday - Thursday) of each week. It has been an honor to teach this new class that I created and to hold it at the Ashtanga Yoga Shala. Even though I've been teaching yoga for the last three years, I have had to find my unique voice to teach this class, which has been both fun and scary!
Speaking of scary; as I find my way into this new studio, into this new class, I have been reminded that the voice of fear shouts louder than the rest. I know you know what I'm talking about...that voice in your head that tells you all the reasons why you're not enough, why you're going to fail, why you're crazy for even trying. We all have this voice. It's unrelenting. No matter how much you try to silence it, it pops back up. Like whack-a-mole. If it pops up over here, you whack it down only for it to pop up over there.
In creating Heartbeat Yoga, my new company, and in launching THE BRIDGE yoga class, this voice has had a lot of new material to shout about. I used to believe that this voice spoke my truth. I believed this voice and all the terrible things it told me about myself. But now I know better. I know that this voice, in fact, speaks lies. And I've done a pretty great job at quieting it, or should I say, drowning it out. Because what I discovered is that inside of me, I also have a wondrous chorus of beautiful voices that sing sweet music and tell me that I'm following my true path. These are the voices I pay attention to, that I revel in, and that I use to guide me. I find that the chorus can be heard most clearly right after my yoga practice, when my body and mind are still and receptive.
I invite you to quiet "the voice" and find your chorus. Come take this journey with me - on your mat - and we can all sing loudly together.