Day 3 -Moksha Teacher Training

As “fiery” (my new word for cool) as I think it is to write this blog everyday during this training session I must also confess I find my writing a little boring. I usually have a glass of wine or a cup of coffee by my side as I write helping inspire my inspiration, but none of these can be found nearby.

One of the frames on the wall in our teacher training room. It's a large room in the basement of a building. It is simple without too many fancy or distracting things. Good energy and feel.

This training not only involves long days with an alarm clock that wakes me up at 5 am, 6 days a week, including 2 hot yoga classes/day but it also requires complete abstinence of caffeine, nicotine or alcohol.

I was trying to remember the last time this body had neither of these running through my veins for a whole 30 days and I would have to say, I was 16 years old. Wow! Perhaps I am going through this just to really realize what that means, what it feels like. And so I am feeling it. So what shall accompany my writing this evening? What shall replace these drugs I’ve been so drawn too? Something else I am drawn too: French music.

This morning we tried a new type of yoga: Sivananda yoga. Our teacher Jessica Robertson (also co-founder of Moksha) who has a gorgeous silky voice, sang a few chants during our practice and it was most soothing. I quite liked this style. It definitely had a more classic feel to it. It’s really nice exploring the different kinds of yoga while being here to learn a specific type.

Although insomnia dropped by for a visit last night and we stayed up really late together, leaving me about 3.5 – 4 hrs sleep, today wasn’t too bad of a day. Most likely because our afternoon class was Yin Yoga and this tends to allow me a few minutes of sleep here and there. I love Yin!

A glimpse of the teacher training space

By the end of the day I was much tired and much looking forward to not having to worry about grocery shopping, making a lunch for tomorrow, checking out the weather and picking out clothes and rushing to get to bed. Now I’m starting to think tomorrow’s day of rest might be just as hard but for different reasons. There won’t be as many things to push me to the point where I’m not going to think caffeine or wine.  Whateva, I’m a big gal, I’m sure I’ll get over it.

Quirky information of the day: The axial skeleton is made up of the skull, vertebrae, sternum,  ribs. The appendicula Skeleton is made up of the upper & lower extremities & supporting girdles. Quiz Question!

Spot to hang up our sweaty mats to dry. We each have a spot. That would be 64 sweaty spots!

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1 Comment

  1. marley think that those 64 sweaty spots is “gross” 🙂


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