For Those Times When You Just Don't Want to Teach
I'm going to go ahead and admit it: some days I really, really don't want to teach. I know--I'm always supposed to be a bright, happy yogi who would rather chop off an arm that have to miss a yoga class, let alone miss the opportunity to make someone else's day brighter through teaching--but, you know what, some days the natural light and love that brought me to yoga teaching in the first place just cannot find a way to shine through.
On those days I grumble and complain and wish I didn't have to teach and then drag my sorry little behind to the yoga studio.
And then a funny thing happens. As my students start to walk in I find my mood lifting. I start to teach and I completely forget all of the reasons I really didn't want to be there in the first place. And by the end, I almost always leave feeling lighter, happier and wondering why I don't teach a whole lot more often.
That, to me, is the power of teaching. Hopefully my students gain a thing or two from a class but I know that I always, always gain so much from them.
Now all I have to do is remind myself of that each time I get the teaching grumps.