Self-Confidence.. What can I say. It is such a hard thing. I had to test myself this morning pulling from somewhere the self-confidence to go and teach to some really talented Yoginis. It is always so hard to teach a tiny snippet (about 20 minutes) of a class. First of all, how much can you really do in 20 minutes, and What the hell should you do? I mean, any teacher can run you through some sun salutations. I went with a little back-bending, heart-opening sequence that I personally love. It is one that I know I can't usually teach to beginners, but it being teachers, decided to really open them up. I started with a really nice quote and worked around that, Wheel, or Urdhva Dhanurasana as my finishing point. I think it went pretty well, and they both seemed to enjoy it. I just really had to work hard to channel my Shakti (crazy energy) into just powering through, trusting my training and instincts and get it done. That is the thing, I do think that I am a good teacher, and I really don't know why I let nerves get to me so badly. I just have to zip them up and go... Maybe that is what drives me, that adrenaline, I have always done so much better under stress...
For some stress relief in the way of goodies (one of my fav. ways as you might know..) check out Lacey's blog HERE. She is giving away an awesome treat basket with all kinds of self-confidence boosting yummies. Also, she just has a rockin blog..
I'm looking forward to taking another class tonight, so look for another class review tomorrow!