Jitters

I teach my first yoga class since the move on Thursday night. I will be facing a room of regulars that do not know me, friends that may have never taken a yoga class before, much less one with me, and the studio owner. She is the only person that has ever taught in her studio.

Last night I started feeling nervous. I started doubting myself; fearing that the anonymous students would not like my teaching style. My monkey brain was making me feel like I was making a mistake. I was feeling overwhelmed, even a bit anxious.

I did what I teach my students. I practiced 4-part breath I teach at every class. Then I took my dog for a walk around the neighborhood. Before going to bed, I reviewed the notebook where I write out all my flows. This gave me an idea of what I would like to teach.

This morning I to a mapped out a flow in my head. I quickly got up, grabbed my notebook, went to my yoga mat to write out a complete flow from start to finish! It is beautiful. I am confident in what I am sharing. Yes, I will have the jitters on Thursday, but I will know I have set myself and my students up to do our best.

When I stop doing what I know if true for me and worrying about pleasing unknown people, I lose what makes me The Yoga Cowgirl. I will walk into that room on Thursday with a flow I know is the best of me and is a good fit with the class parameters.

The more I trust my intuition, the more those gut feelings and dreams point me toward my next right step. I was put on this earth to be true to who I am and the gifts I bring.

As part of my daily practice, I ask for Divine light to shine to and through me. I say thank you for protection and guidance. I ask, “may thy will be done through me.” I believe intuition and dreams are from Source.

Box Breathing: Place your left hand on your heart and your right hand on your belly. Breathe in through your nose for four slow counts. Hold your breath for 4 seconds. Slowly exhale through your mouth for 4 seconds. Hold the breath out for 4 seconds. Complete four rounds to make a box. Repeat as many boxes as you need to return to a grounded, calm state of being.

11 thoughts on “Jitters

  1. Debbie says:

    Sarah, thank you for the tutorial on Box Breathing. You’re so right: it does calm a person down! And in these stressful times, we all need to do what we can to keep stress at bay. Best of luck with your class — stay true to YOU, and you’ll do just fine!!

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