Alas I’m late again. It is with gratitude that I express my appreciation to all of those teachers that took part in the Science and Practice of Yoga. They have shared their wisdom and time, translated into beautiful and understandable chunks of information that my mind could grasp and digest. It was a lot and I hope that I can go back and revisit it over and over. Thank you for not being afraid to put it all out there.
My goal for the course was to be more comfortable sharing my thoughts with others. I believe I have reached that goal. Learning the science behind the effects that breath and yoga have on our minds and bodies has given validation to the things that I have experienced through my own personal yoga practice. I feel more confident teaching a yoga class and sharing things like, “now bring your focus back to your breath, to calm your mind”, because I know how the vagus nerve functions in bringing calmness to the mind. I have brought more focus on breath into my yoga classes. I have learned about the importance and power of proper breathing, and excitedly teach the 4-7-8 breath method, but wish my voice was as mellow and buttery as Dr. Weil’s, to everyone I come into contact with, at church, in school, on the airplane. I have developed a deeper love and appreciation for breath and will continue my study and teaching of breathing techniques.
When you find something you love and that has made a huge impact for the better on your life, that has helped you to a state of joy and happiness, you want to share that. Yoga is something that I will continue to share. I love it. The importance of breath is something that I will continue to share with everyone, it’s free, everyone has the right equipment and its always accessible.