When I went through my own teacher training the master teacher said to me while I was doing Arda Chandrasana that I was afraid to go back, to let go. That really got me fired up. Of course I went out of my way to prove her wrong!
But I must say she was right. Urgggg! I also have heard many times in class, that we must learn to embrace the postures we hate to find out more about ourselves.
Perhaps this is how I got to the point where I started to try the various postures and variations. Once Side Crow was accomplished, it wasn't long before the backbends started to open up. I found myself starting to trust in the "unknown", more in myself too. A couple falls and I survived without injury. It did take me a couple more years before attempting to get on my head. I am happy to say it was 2012 when I finally was able to lift myself up. I now feel like I am being lifted up by the energy around me and inside of me. I try and describe opening up like being a balloon filled with helium.
The more I let go and start to believe and trust in myself in the yoga room, the more it transpires into my life. I have been able to develop more diversity of teaching various styles of classes and work with more people one on one. I feel so grateful for this opportunity to share my experiences here now with you too.
In love and light,