The business of teaching is feeling not so bad. I am trying to be more compassionate, and tone my biting tongue down a bit, but am learning to withdraw mentally if a gives a lot of trouble.
Jill (Janaki) wrote a very empathetic letter (in fact, two) which expressed and shared her own issues with teaching. So, I felt I was not in a state of isolation and perhaps I am not so bad, after all:) And perhaps, the sense of frustration came because I am not being as nice to myself, as I am to my students, ha ha (ask the ones who get the poison-tip of my tongue and they will smirk:) But yes, it is ok to be kind to yourself as well:)
Any case, part of that being-nice-to-myself includes getting back to some fun variations -- so re-tried the viparitadandasana, after a long time. This may be the first time I am attempting the leg lift in this, and felt rather good that I could negotiate ..
What u need for this pose?
- A neat drop back, from the headstand.
- Good investment in the backbends, like the camel, wheel.
- A scorpion.
- And of course, comfort with simple leg raises.
MMmm, the day I can jump back from this pose into the headstand, then maybe I have attained complete moksha from being a teacher! And am back to being nice to myself and am investing in my own practice instead of caring about why some students simply do not get the basics of yoga right, including the yamas an niyamas..