RePost of Blog #1

December 31, 2014

My first attempt at Blogging for my WEB site is here and now. Please excuse the yoga speak. I have spent a great deal of time in reflection on what to write about for my first Blog. The year 2014 in total perhaps or somehow narrow things down a bit as 2014 was packed full of the good and the bad. I could talk about my yoga practice, family, work, favorite past times such as gardening or biking, or friendships won and lost throughout the year. Within each category there are so many things to spend time my time musing about. As I write this, I am waiting for my 11:00 Yoga for the Soul class to begin at one of the studios I have been teaching at since this last spring, Hatchery Hill Yoga in Fitchburg. The Jewel in the Lotus Yoga Chalet on East Johnson and Satya Yoga in the Clock Tower Office Park are two other studios that I spend time teaching.  Subbing opportunities have also come my way at the Mound Street Yoga Center. My corporate job that I undertook this fall on the far east side of the metro offered another opportunity. All beautiful spaces with amazing energies but each uniquely different from each other from the creaky floors at The Jewel and Mound Street to the newer surroundings at HHY and Satya. All amazing spaces in which to teach and each filled with lovely students and teachers. I have so enjoyed teaching in each space and getting to know my students in each space. 

Where am I heading with all this? I started heading off one direction but will bring things back to the topic of teaching instead. Teaching is a beautiful experience for me and I so enjoy extending my heart to the hearts of my students and holding space for them each and every time out.  No matter how I feel at the beginning of class, I always have that glow on by the time class is over. I am human so some days I might be a little more grounded than others and some days I may not feel all that great. I do come in and hold space for my students as best as I am able and give them my best effort. It is a beautiful thing to watch my students during class and seeing the surrender occur in them and helping to facilitate that surrender as the class progresses.  I try to talk in class about how they can extend the class concepts into their daily lives once they leave the studio. Can they let the teachings guide them each and every day? I often wonder what affect the teachings have on my students when they leave the studio. Seeing them in class and when they leave the studio, my hope is that they can let the teachings extend off of the mat into their daily lives. 

And so ends my first ever Blog…stay tuned for more to come. Maybe I will share some of my favorite recipes in the future. Have a beautiful Divine filled day today and each and every day.

Om Om Om

Gary

 

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