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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Judging My Past As A Yoga Teacher

I recall at least a few established, well-known yoga instructors proclaiming something to the effect of, "I can't believe I was teaching then" or "I really should not have been teaching at that point". If memory serves at least one contributor made such a statement in American Yoga: The Paths and Practices of America's Greatest Yoga Teachers by Carrie Schneider.

I've had several moments regarding such a notion, coming in the form of, "Only now do I feel really ready to teach."  It seems to come in tiers.  Of course, it is fine that I've been teaching what I have been and as often as I have, which I scaled according to what felt appropriate.  When that notion arises, what is it?  Ego?  Is the ego judging the past?  Is it congratulating the present? 

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