Class Notes, Week 5: Feeling like a student

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.

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