Here’s to the student who can laugh at herself, joke around, tread lightly, share personal stories, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.

As a teacher of yoga, I’ve had the pleasure and maybe dis-pleasure of teaching to a number of different kinds of students. A lot of times we can get hung up on the “difficult ones” or those who refuse to try their best and continuously give excuses along the way. Even in my short time of teaching yoga, I already find myself getting a bit tired of those who have a mindset of resistance, complaining, and entitlement. So for now, I’m choosing to raise my glass to the others.

Here’s to the student who has a beginner-like mindset, always open to the experience, ready to learn and question everything.
Here’s to the student who supports others, gives her time, and listens to understand, not to respond.
Here’s to the student who tries her best, gives her all, and lets the process unfold, embracing it as it comes towards her.
Here’s to the student who can laugh at herself, joke around, tread lightly, share personal stories, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Here’s to the student who wants more, is up for the challenge, pushes herself, and finds ways to overcome her obstacles.

Here’s to the student who understands that yoga is indeed all around us and in us, not just on a mat, in a room or a book, but in the food, in the way we say good morning, how we react, how we see things, how we just sit in silence and observe the world around us, how we give our best in every situation even if it’s difficult and uncomfortable.
Here’s to the student who takes responsibility for her actions, words, and thoughts, who understands that the experience is what she makes it, who doesn’t pass the blame, is honest and sincere, and holds herself to her own higher standard.
Here’s to the student who has decided to get busy living instead of get busy dying.




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