4 Ways Yoga Teachers Can Recover Their Energy
Here’s a little real bomb for you. You have a soul (whether you are aware of it or not). And, he is patiently waiting for you to acknowledge his presence to help support you in living your best life.
However, your soul also needs a little TLC.
As a yoga teacher, you are a natural healer. You stand in front of a class of people and share your knowledge, energy, and time with a multitude of people who are looking for strength, courage, and inspiration.
Many students show up to practice when they need comfort and support during life’s challenges. It is a safe and comforting place to be; knowing that they are being offered a space regardless of their current situation.
As a teacher, you set the tone for the rest of the class. Whether verbally or non-verbally, create a space for students to feel safe and welcome.
As a result of being the main source of comfort and healing for a large group of people, over time you may notice that you begin to feel exhausted, exhausted, or even exhausted. You may start to avoid interacting with people in social situations when you are not teaching a class. Unfortunately, this is too common an experience for yoga teachers.
When that happens, you can take a break, eat a cleaner diet, and spend more time on your mat. And they are all great things to do for your body, but have you considered meeting the needs of your soul?
Your soul is made of pure energy. When you are in the position of a teacher and you are giving your energy to dozens (or even hundreds) of people each week, it is vital to replenish your energy and make yours you need a priority.
By developing a daily spiritual practice, it is possible to respond in a way that does not depend on anything outside of yourself.
It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a “spiritual person” or not.
You don’t need to be gifted, sensitive, or have a certain personality type to learn how to develop a relationship with your soul.
You can start today by setting aside time to spend a few minutes in peace. If meditation is something that is not regularly at the top of your list of priorities, it is even more vital that you schedule it today.
By spending time quietly, you are taking a break to send your energy out of yourself and instead focus inward and make your needs a priority. Going in every day is of the utmost importance for the health of your soul.
You can associate meditation with sitting on your mat or stretching in a savasana, however, there are many different ways to meditate.
Here are 4 ways to deepen your meditation practice:
Choose your chair wisely
Try to spend your meditation practice sitting in a vertical chair with your feet on the ground. A kitchen chair, office chair or sitting upright on a support sofa works well. It is important to have your feet on the ground so that you can put your energy on the ground and encourage the energy of the Earth to go up the chakras of your feet and cleanse your system.
It is also important to have a straight back so that the chakras and the energy system are aligned, allowing the energy to move freely. When I sit on my mat for too long, whether I use a block or a stand, I still find that it hurts my back and starts to affect my posture. If you don’t have the right posture, it’s like putting a twist on the hose of your energy system.
Start by establishing a ground connection
You want to set up an energy base to release any unwanted negative or strange energy from your system. Establishing a ground connection involves sending a branch of your energy down from your thighs and to Earth to land you during the day; similar to how a tree takes root in the ground. Once you’ve grounded, you can release any unwanted power from your system, lower it, and ground it.
If you find it difficult to sit for too long or find that your thoughts start to run away from you, there are many tools and tricks that will help you tune in. One of my favorites is to use a guided view meditation style. Use an audio recording of someone telling you exactly what to focus on throughout the meditation.
As a yoga teacher, it’s not easy to be “activated” all the time. By implementing a daily spiritual practice that underpins and cleanses your energy system, you can restore the way you feel during the day and show yourself as your best self on and off the carpet.
Tracey Gazel specializes in helping yoga teachers deepen their meditation practice so that they can develop a relationship with their soul, get in touch with their spiritual side, and have a massive impact on and off the carpet. . Share lots of fun tools to strengthen your intuition, set energy limits, and clean up your energy system. Tracey’s mission is to spread the power of living a soul-guided life and offers a free online workshop to show you how you can begin to develop a relationship with your soul.
Thanks for the info, Tracey! Connect with Tracey through her website: https://reawakenyoursoul.com/
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