Finding A New Yoga Class

Posted on   March 21st, 2013 by  admin

FINDING A NEW YOGA CLASS

Recently, the times of my favourite yoga class changed….and unfortunately due to other commitments I could not find space to go to any of the new classes it offered…. What to do?

It meant looking for a new regular class – again!

Often when this happens it is the Universe saying it’s time to move on.

Time to learn new things.  Meet new people and open up to new ideas.    Basically the universe is putting another challenge in front of us and offering a new chance at growth. We can either accept it.  We can fight it or we can embrace the change.

Being shaken from our routine can show us that we have moved into being comfortable in our practice – without looking – and that we have stopped challenging ourselves.

It is nice to feel relaxed in a class where you know everyone because sometimes we need to explore parts of ourselves that is confronting.  So having a class that we feel safe in gives us more confidence to do this with people around that we trust.

But, life is evolving and we need to evolve with it. Don’t fight with the change being placed in front of you when you have to open up to a new class…. because a new teacher comes with it.

As the saying goes, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”.

This is where the benefit of a retreat or a yoga holiday can show its true self.  New teachers, new people, new experiences and at the end you look back and see how bonded the new class has become. So embrace the new!  Take the same energy you can experience from a week away to your new regular class. There is always a lesson that you are ready to learn.

Sometimes the lessons are not obvious,  but as we recognise the difference between one teacher, one class and another we see that a new path opens up, without struggling to find it.

Enjoy your search. If one class or teacher does not feel right, explore why that might be and see if there is a lesson there. If you feel that the style of yoga is not what suits you then keep searching.

Every new beginning is a path to learning more about you.

Charne Murphy

 

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