A Collection of Thoughts On a Musical Life
I have embarked on a new adventure! About eight years ago, I took up yoga in earnest as a way to keep my instrument healthy. I love yoga for its benefits for singing: body awareness, breath, lower ab work; but I also fell in love with it besides.
My love of yoga comes down to this: I love building strength and getting my exercise in while having fun. So I’m taking the leap and learning to be a yoga teacher. I am about halfway through the certificate part of this journey.
I have already learned so much about myself, both physically and otherwise. Learning about anatomy and talking about yoga students’ limitations has taught me that I have been a very bad yoga student when it comes to certain parts of my body. Type A’s like me hear, “don’t go too far,” and think that advice is for someone else. We hope pain or negative sensation will just go away. Learning how the hamstring works helped me admit that I was headed towards injury. Learning to back away is empowering in its own right, a sort of empowerment I’m sure I will need as a person with a body that won’t be getting younger.
In the otherwise category, I’ve been reminded how much I love teaching. It has been some time since I taught voice lessons or classes, and it may be time for me to get back in that game.
This journey is only just beginning, so I will need to keep you posted with where it takes me