Last week-end was a treat. On Friday I’ve decided to take the level 2/3 class that Tamal teaches before the teacher training, and it felt good! Like REALLY good! Since I’ve started the training I’ve taken many advanced classes, to improve my practice, challenge myself and mostly because back in my country i won’t have the oppotunity to follow this kind of classes. Tamal’s was one of my favourite, probably because of the handstand practice. You barely have a chance to practice handstands in regular classes, and I love that pose. It teaches me how to be more focus, and how to use my core.
Speaking of core we had a great session about anatomy, watching videos. It is so important to understand how the body works, i finally know what’s the difference between tendons and ligaments lol. And now I have a better understanding of the poses.
We also kept practicing teaching on each other and I really start to like it. Plus it makes me do some incredible improvements in my practice. For example knowing how to teach urdhva dhanurasana made me understand my own mistakes and now that i’ve corrected myself it looks and feels so much better!
Sunday was the highlight of the week-end: as part of the training, we had to volunteer for 2 hours to clean the beach. I found the idea awesome. Most of the trainees were there and some other people. Someone found a bone, like a big white bone, we all speculated on what kind of bone it was (i guess we might need some more anatomy classes!!).
The top 3 of the things i found were cigarette butts (smokers pollute our air AND our beach! Seriously? Quit!), plastic bottles tops, and straws (the kind your kids use to drink juices in those little boxes…).
Then we had this amazing philosophy talk about reincarnation and Karma. Yoga philosophy is so interesting and profund! I really enjoy it. It makes me see the world from a different angle.
I can’t wait for this week-end talk: the need of stop eating meat for our sake and the sake of our planet.
Stay tuned! Namaste!