Parvati Magazine March 2014 - Charm - Page 8

YOGA Trying to Be A“PERFECT” YOGA TEACHER F “I wanted so deeply for those taking my classes to like them.” or a yoga teacher, there can be a certain pressure to please all students coming to class, to have a daily practice that includes a series of arm balancing postures and inversions done perfectly, and to be positive, cheerful and full of light at all times. As a student, similar pressures can apply: wanting to perfect each posture, doing things faster, deeper, longer, better, leaving classes blissed out all the time, and always reaching for what’s next. Unfortunately, I can’t give you tips and tricks to help you achieve any of those things. But I will share with you how I let go of some of these pressures, pressures that we, in fact, put on ourselves, in order to