One thing you learned in anatomy that is connected to your personal practice.
We learned about the trunk of the body, which is the part that that contains your abdominal muscles. Our core plays an important role in our practice and is an area that we want to be strong.
We also went through and dissected the Rejuvenation and Deep Rest series of the Journey into Power. We learned that the rejuvenation series is a very important series of the JIP, after all the work you do standing using your leg muscles, being upside down, having your heart above your head, it returns oxygen back to the system and brain through your blood.
We learned that Shoulder stand is the pose you must be most cautious within JIP and basket headstand being the safest way you can get upside down.
What did inquiry work look like this week?
The inquiry was very hard and very emotional for me. During the inquiry exercise, we were instructed to sit across from another partner from our group, look them in the eye and held space for each other. We were given a scripted prompt to do a verbal-processing of unresolved issues we have with a person in our lives. The job of the partner was to not speak, be still and just listen.
This was quite hard for me and everyone in the group. Being that personal information is not easy to share for me, in fear of being judged. The whole time I was thinking about just dumb things I could share, nothing too deep or revealing. After my partner shared, revealing their deepest personal secrets, how could I lie? I found myself spilling things I’ve never even told my family to a person I haven’t known for very long. We cried together we shared the pain together.
What I gained from this, was that EVERYONE has a vulnerable side. Tons of people have gone through some of the same experiences as you, some have maybe gone through worse. Instead of judging someone, I learned the power of just holding some space in your heart to hear them. Or know that maybe they are going through or have been through an experience we will never understand. The way they are from their experiences was formed to protect themselves.
Session 5 provided it’s peak challenges thus far in the program, with rewarding feelings of doing the work and seeing the transformation happen. This training has done so much more than teach me how to lead a yoga class. It’s provided work for me to do, not just on the outside, but within as well.