I have been absorbing the second a part of Iyengar teacher track training from two weeks in the past. One of many issues I got here away with is the necessity to decide to one thing. (Amongst many issues) That trait in instructing will mirror in your life. It applies. NOT that the instructor mentioned that, however when critiquing folks, she known as them on imprecise rambling and verbiage and merely inform them to do one thing mainly. Commit. Inform them to commit.
She was speaking at one level about parvritta parsvakonasana and mentioned hold the again heel down. Again and again. Most frequently we’re taught to switch there first. Raise the heel, then get the arm outdoors. Somebody permitted us as soon as to carry the foot. Why do this? The foot is down in that pose. It turned a behavior. So later, we don’t wish to press it down. We had permission, in any case. Profound. Consider all of the occasions we heeded a suggestion and by no means let go. And didn’t know why. Didn’t even ASK. Instructing and practicing is about letting go, being a newbie on a regular basis, and never be afraid to surrender no matter dogma you’re bringing into it. There’s a purpose to decide to that heel, even should you aren’t within the full vary of the asana. Why hold watering it down merely to make it extra PALATABLE or REWARDING. There’s SO a lot of that — By-Product stuff on the market.
So additionally since this session, I’m significantly contemplating happening the total monitor of coaching, which takes perpetually. I’m simply letting go of getting the cert and simply committing. Hold the heel down.
One of many issues holding me again is find out how to apply when I’m not at school. So going from VINYASA to IYENGAR as main apply has taken some time as a result of the sequencing is so completely different from what I’m used to which is Main Sequence or no matter I make as much as educate myself. I really feel as a vinyasa trainer it’s essential to apply vinyasa, particularly PS, as a result of there may be a lot to study in that examine. So not completely giving that up. Fortunately, should you don’t have a trainer, you simply apply anyway. The dearth of an area trainer is what drove me to the Iyengar Studio and Maty Ezraty’s trainer intensive, which was just about an Iyengar intensive and was such a PIVOTAL expertise, I assumed, effectively I can study this at dwelling. With actual Iyengar lecturers.
That was virtually two years in the past and I’m simply……wrapping my head round it. Trainer at coaching mentioned, write down the sequences of the lessons you’re taking. I had been doing that some time already. So I stored finding out after which it began to come back collectively. After which apply. With an entire new set of concepts and language that comes gradual, together with the lengthy inversions, the which means of concave again, and dealing by way of the fundamentals of tadasana, dandasana, and so forth once more. Vira b, was doing it mistaken. Bringing the principals into vinyasa, is like bringing within the principle Jois mentioned to not fear about. Although they stored asking and asking. Ashtanga and Iyengar. Similar apply. Iyengar known as it the yoga of movement and the yoga of motion. However similar apply. Similar guru.
If I might have discovered this 30 or 35 years in the past. Wow. The lecturers who’ve taught in that lineage that lengthy have a wealth of data. Once more, I’m scratching the floor. Breaking it down AGAIN. Higher than by no means at any price. I’m actually doing the monitor to not educate however for my apply. So principally egocentric causes.
It has give a lot. Taught me poise. Therapeutic my knees. Methods to work my BACK. SO a lot within the shoulders.
Props could make it so onerous.