Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Side crow, by Sonia
Sonia wants to become a yoga instructor, and I have told her this, that amongst all the students I have encouraged to attend the Sivananda courses (Keshavi, Rakhi, Helena.. ) earlier and now others in the current bunch with me in Bandra, she has the most potential ..
Because, she has used yoga to break patterns, kick out ailments, talk back to herself (mostly where she tends to be a hypochondriac:), be steady in her practice, and tell people who ask her about her transformation (from a roly-poly 67 kg to this svelte 50 kg flexible stuntwoman) instead of giving a wishy-washy gym-yoga routine as the cause (some Sivananda instructors even ran about trying other weird schools without attempting to practice the basic set, so u know what I mean!), taught her friend Mayank most of the poses to near perfection, is mostly regular with her practice, will hardly miss class even during the `female' time (which I regard, when I hear potential instructors give as an excuse for not attending class, as absolutely silly. Imagine smsing your students you will not hold class today because you have periods!!)..
So, yes, I hope to see her progress into an instructor! She already does a lot of poses which can be challenging even to those who attend the advanced course -- she walks in the wheel, can hold the headstand steadily up to five minutes, does a lot of variations there, and is now moving into the scorpion .. And I know, she will be thrilled to read this, and yes, I also hope it does not go to her head (as it has, with some of my other fav students:)
Happy sadhana Sonia:)