It started with “I want to be a yoga teacher too” in February this year when a friend was sharing her 2019 word is ‘fitness’ and she was hoping to do the yoga teacher training this year. We were both very excited about it and got OFF passes from our partners. We secured ourselves for weekend classes which would happen 6 months later in August and September. Big commitment and plan I thought.
I was hoping yoga teacher training would help me to…
1- work my muscles that I don’t usually use. I usually park myself in the office at least 8 hours a day because of the rat race I chose to be in. I thought it will be good to get out and spend some time stretching and toning my muscles.
2- be flexible. I’m no longer like a young kid who can (easily) do splits, backbends, forward bends, and inversions. I don’t expect myself to go back to the young days but I don’t want to have an old woman body at such a age (secret I still hope to keep here).
3- be prepared to fight sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and strength) and osteoporosis (loss of bone density). I want to be healthy when I am old.
4- learn the right alignment of the yoga poses. Commercial classes out there do not go in depth into what a correct yoga position should be. I was hoping yoga teacher training classes can help shed some light so I won’t hurt myself when I do yoga in the future.
5- share with others the benefits of yoga and be healthy together.
My last yoga session before yoga teacher training was 4 years ago. I am truly adventurous and happy to be on the yoga teacher training journey. I am also thankful to my friend on the good recommendation!