Today we learned 4 paths of yoga, these had actually make me think back a few months ago I attended a course called “20 years Journey”. The course is actually a motivation class that help us open up our vision. The topic mainly to help us indentify what is our changes or achievement for past 10 years and figure out what we wish to do for 10 years in future. That times, we are given 30min with some guidance to list out changes of past 10 years regardless good or bad, and another 30 min for future 10 years.
After 30min I write out quite a lot of changes in past 10 years that I not even realize until I list out. The changes not only the physical or any viewable changes like how many properties we have…etc, it also included experiences and knowledges. The most changes I have in past 10 years is actually knowledges and experiences, and this is the most valuable and also the only things that will follow us forever, whereas others might gone some time or some day. For past 10 years, I never stop learning and improve myself, especially in works. I can catch up work in short period of time, my 2 years of service in company is equal to some of the senior who work 5 years there. This is mainly due to learning attitude, not because I am genius or super clever. Therefore, when I work in the same company for more than 3 years, I start feel boring to do same job everyday, the learning curve become bottom neck, then I will start to look for others things to do, so that I can learn a new things. In term of yoga path, I think this should be under Jnana yoga.
My friends ask me whether I’m going to teach yoga after the training? My answer is “Not for full time teacher at this moment, part time maybe.” Most of them give me a funny and shocked face and ask me “why I take teacher course then?”. Well…taking Yoga teacher course doesn’t mean want to become teacher immediately, just like study Japanese doesn’t mean you want to move to stay in Japan right? To me to get a knowledge 1st, then only decide future pathway. Of cause, another reason is because I need a fixed income to sustain my living now. Yoga teacher might not be able to gain higher income at these early stage, but might be later after I gain more experiences or reputation. Anyway, no rush to be yoga teacher to me, there is still a lot more to study and to learn in yoga. YTT-200 course is just a starter, there is still a lot of yoga knowledge some where out there waiting for us to figure out.
I always believe “Practices make perfect”. I will consider teach for part time if have any chances and I’m ok to teach for free or for charity to train myself too. Oh…I won’t call this as Karma yoga yet, this is definately with condition or subject to my availability…haha! I probably closed to Jnana yoga stage, but still have to figure out the other 3 paths to move myself to another stage of yoga. Therefore, if nothing can be a barrier for us to improve ourselve.
Lastly…..After YTT-200 regardless become teacher or not, never stop practicing yoga and remember to do 5 steps of daily practice told by Master Paalu (kapalabhati, alternate breathing, Nauli, stretching (cobra, twist & forward fold) and last one is talk to soul) every morning… This is to REMIND myself and this is my GOAL.