This was a special week of teaching, I got to hit the road and tour my Dharma Flow Yoga class and also work with a group of 40 Moksha teachers on Intention setting. After vibin’ on intentions I then had the privilege of guiding this amazing group of instructors. It was exciting, nerve racking and incredibly humbling.
What intention do you share with a group of teachers who just did a 3 hour intention setting workshop? No joke, I was feeling the pressure, but like Big Daddy Kane I don't half-step. We dropped a strong one and it set us up for some powerful sweating.
For some instructors, taking on Intention Setting for their yoga classes is really really hard. As in it is not something they are use to and it can make even a seasoned teacher feel uncomfortable. I wanted to connect to that challenge and let the practice remind us of our ability to grow, & create change, not just react or respond to it.
I can't grow if I can't change. Because in order to move forward and live my life to the fullest, in order to live my life loudly and create a legacy I need to change. I need to Grow. More then this, I want to grow.
- Emma Hansen -
ON THE MAT
With our breath and with our movement we honoured the simple truth that is "impermanence". Nothing stays the same. Everything falls apart. With yoga practice we can embrace this truth and be an empowering part of change. We can see that fallingapart is okay, and, we can practice getting back up over and over again. With our breath and movement, and with our rooting lets remind ourselves that we can be the change.
I love the line Emma says, "in order to live my life loudly & create a legacy I need to change." Next time you step on your mat, take a moment and imagine that your class that day is one chapter in your biography. One full chapter. Be fully awake to creating your legacy. What would this chapter say about your life? Try it, next time you practice, take that 60 minutes and allow it to be a part of your legacy. This is powerful work.
OFF THE MAT
Your boy Ghandi dropped it legit, “BE the change you want to see.” Change happens every moment. You are not the same person you were yesterday. You had a full day of experiences and ’things’ that happened. Naturally shifts take place. Taking our practice off the mat, we can be mindful with each step we take in a day. One translation of mindfulness is ‘to remember’. We can remember that we can not just wait for change, but we can CREATE SHIFTS that wake us up, shifts that challenge us and shifts that create a legacy of kindness, peace, and strength.