Repost: Mirror Mirror
I recently wrote a blog for the studio where I teach (linked above) — it’s about our expectations… really when you boil it down. We are always looking to others to blame or celebrate for how WE feel vs. sitting back and looking at ourselves.
As yoga teachers we are always open to criticism. That class was good, that sequence sucked, her practice is that, his is that… while some of this *can* impact your experience, I would suggest why it impacts our experience is because it’s either a) pushing our buttons and we don’t like it or b) supporting a behavior (good or bad) that we are ready to want or change for ourselves or c) we really are resonating with the teaching of the teacher at that time in our life but really all the teacher is doing is bringing what we already know to light…
And yes, you can take a REALLY bad yoga class, you can have a REALLY bad experience with a friend or job etc. — but the MAJORITY of the time it’s us and only us who we need to “blame” – good or bad!
Love – Marcia