Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tiffany Blackburn was my peer during my yoga teacher training program (at Whole Life Yoga). When I got hired at Village Yoga, I asked Tiffany to be my go-to Viniyoga sub. When the time came for me to move back to Minnesota, Tiffany took over. I hope her students are reveling her intelligent sequencing and calm instruction. She just wrote a great blog for Whole Life Yoga's website called "Practicing for Yourself." It is so common in our western culture to move FAST, to COMPETE, BE PRODUCTIVE, GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. Tiffany writes about pushing her limits in yoga classes, resulting sometimes in injury, and also maybe not such a peaced-out feeling after class. It is tempting to compare yourself to your neighbor in many ways, and yoga class is no exception. We glance around and try to do more; we want the praise, and the prize. Check out what Tiffany had to say, and then give yourself the gift of listening to what your body needs, and go a little gentler, without peering around the room or looking for an ego treat. It is YOUR experience and a time in your day for you to sink in and sit with yourself and all of your delightfulness, and all of your imperfections. Read Tiffany's post here. xoxo!