yoga philosophy

Five Out Of Five Isn't Always Best

Five Out Of Five Isn't Always Best

Teaching isn't an act of perfection. It's a learning process.

If someone tells me they didn’t understand an instruction I gave, GREAT! Then I know, and I can work on making it clearer.

If a teacher trainee gives me feedback on things they found frustrating in the course? 

Excellent, the next round will be better.

Five out of five is flattering of course. But most things can be improved on and full marks don't give you anywhere to go.

What if I'm not into the spiritual side of Yoga?

What if I'm not into the spiritual side of Yoga?

When I was young - and I say that from my current 'advanced' age of 40 - I LOVED going to yoga classes where the instructor told us stories from the Bhagavad Gita or other bits of Hindu Mythlology. 

I loved the gods and goddesses and their exploits and the morals to the tales.

But as I grew older and did more yoga, I found I didn't want to hear stories in yoga class anymore. 

You could say I wasn't so into the spiritual side. Problem? Not really. Here's why.