(Saturday, September 7th) Looking over and discussing the self-care assessment revealed to me that physical self-care is a lot easier than psychological, spiritual, and emotional self-care. Later in the anatomy video, the strength and flexibility of the spine was discussed to point out the balance of the body's many functions. I recognize the need for…Read more Creating Balance in Self-Care
(Friday, September 6th) Being told that introverts would be challenged out of their comfort zones was quite terrifying. My mind immediately began imagining what tasks would be asked of me. Sometimes it is hard to decipher between certain introvert personality preferences and learned behavior expectations I have been taught to fulfill. I am more comfortable…Read more Comfort Zone
The knot had me thinking long after we left Sunday evening. It was a simple way to illustrate the most complex of problems. And since humans are just “slow moving energy,” I’m afraid we won’t be able to untie the knot before it’s too late.
Starting Saturday by being given a self-care guide was a wakeup call. Recently, I had the shocking realization that the world around me will not stop or have mercy on me in creating time to take care of myself. I have to be the one to carve out that time and make it a priority. …Read more First Saturday
I can’t believe I still get nervous in introductions. I know my name. I know who I am (I think). So why does my heart still jump into my throat? I think the root of my anxiety in this realm comes from struggles with self-worth and shame that have infiltrated many parts of my life.…Read more First Friday
Sunday was physically difficult -- sitting a lot was tough. I was glad the yogaanatomy.net video instructed us to stand up and move. Sometimes, I need a reminder. The conversation was so, so fruitful. I am learning so much from everyone. I am appreciative of the opportunity to debrief and learn. I am appreciative of…Read more First Sunday
Wow. So much happened on the first Saturday of the training. We moved a lot, which I loved. I love the movements in yoga, but some days, I forget to incorporate them in with whatever else I have going on. Moving through poses reminds me how important it is to stretch and release. We talked…Read more First Saturday