Less Food, More Yoga

January 12, 2012 § 8 Comments

Yeah, we won’t be discussing food today.

Earlier this week I was at a yoga class and the instructor mentioned a yoga teacher training course would be starting at the studio in February. It immediately sparked my attention. Because I’m so good at yoga? Hardly. I would like to get better at it, but I think I like the idea of teaching more so than being a trained yogi.  Even just typing the word yogi doesn’t feel like me. This is probably a sign I will not becoming a yoga teacher any time soon.

But still, there is a part of me that longs to do something totally different outside of my regular work.  I’m not really sure why. For one, I don’t really have the time (though when do we ever have the time), and two, I really enjoy what I do, so why the need to add on more?

Do you ever feel this way? Are you guys trained in any areas outside your regular jobs? I’m so curious. I haven’t completely let go of the idea. I have managed to nail warrior three with my arms in reverse namaste (just don’t ask me to show you my left side!), so maybe someday.

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§ 8 Responses to Less Food, More Yoga

  • bowtiqx says:

    I love doing pilates/yoga. It can be such a release before and after work.

  • david says:

    You absolutely should do it. And yes, get trained to do something outside of a job that you currently enjoy. It will strech your mind in new ways and make you better at what you are already good at.

  • Leanne says:

    I can commiserate with wanting to be trained in something other than what you do for a living! This year will be such a shakeup for us that I’m actually considering leaving my current field to eventually start down a new path … which is exciting, but also very scary. As for whether or not I’m trained to do something beyond my job, I’m sort of not trained for my current job– my education doesn’t directly lend itself to what I do now. Which goes to prove that if you’re curious and want to work hard, you can apply yourself in any field. (But I doubt I will ever do reverse warrior three with hands in reverse namaste!!!)

    • Clara says:

      Leanne- we’re in the same boat! I left my job as an event planner at a company this summer, and began launching my own event planning business at the end of 2011. It’s exciting but needless to say, 2012 is going to be a bit of a scary year! Best of luck to you, and nice to know I’m not alone :).

  • Dana says:

    Beautiful! My balance is terrible, always was, even when I was teaching yoga and I have never been able to master this pose – especially with the arms in this position. I did my yoga training as a way to start teaching, but it DEEPLY improved my understanding of yoga and also improved my practice.

    • Clara says:

      I thought about doing it just to deepen my practice, but it feels a little tough to justify the cost right now. But, hopefully, sometime in the future!

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