Showing posts with label yoga burn out. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yoga burn out. Show all posts

10 December 2009

Yoga burn out

I am feeling tired and although burn out is probably a bit of an exaggeration, my body and mind needs a bit of a rest from teaching yoga. I am very fortunate to do a job I absolutely love… Having a yoga practice of my own enables me to stay in touch with what is going on in my body and to be aware when I need to take a break.

I think people sometimes have a preconceived idea that yoga teachers all wander around in a haze of peace and love and that life’s ups and downs do not affect them. As with all the teachers that I know, this is not quite how it is. We are human beings with human failings; we get injured, we get parking tickets, held up in traffic, etc... . The key is to know when you need to draw back a bit, when you need to concentrate on your own practice and really connect with your inner-self. Compassion for oneself enables compassion for others.

For me to be able to teach yoga, I have to practice all facets of yoga, including Ahimsa (non-harming). I am off on holiday to recharge my batteries. I will rest, read and spend time with my family. I will practice yoga for me, I may even attend a few yoga classes/workshop, but – then again - I might not. I know for sure that when I come back, I will be ready to share my yoga practice again.