The Moksha yoga teacher training program requires me to journal once each week about my experience with the poses and assignments + my practice and progress. This is part of that weekly assignment.
Grrr. I spent the past hour trying to work through a take-home quiz on the pelvic tilt. Take-home quizzes are supposed to be “easy.” Full access to your notes, your books, the Google search engine. Easy, right?
Not this quiz. It has me second-guessing all of my answers. It has me scouring my notes and handouts. It has me slipping into poses to determine if indeed I am stretching or strengthening my quads, gluts, hamstrings, abdominals, etc. I suppose that’s the point of this exercise. I just wish I knew the answers right now. (Inner voice says: “Patience, Erica.”)
Perhaps if I had paid more attention in high school anatomy, this part of the program would come more naturally. I am determined to understand the anatomy of yoga by the end of this program. I recently picked up a fancy yoga anatomy book to help me conquer this.
For now, I have to accept that I will be challenged. It’s humbling to really feel like a student — that feeling of lacking immediate intelligence and longing for it to be filled.