C is for COURAGE – A friend of mine recently asked if I get nervous before I teach yoga, and my answer was, “Yes. Every time.” There’s always an element of vulnerability every time I step in front of a group of yoga students. Gosh, there’s even an element of vulnerability in sharing these weekly words of wisdom!

I know that my pre-class jitters are simply a result of my desire to do well; and I’ve taught enough yoga classes to know that my jitters will subside as soon as we begin breathing and relaxing together.

When our purpose is clear, we are more likely to summon enough courage to step out of our comfort zone.

My purpose is quite clear! I know that I am here to share the practice of yoga so others can benefit. It has always been my goal to lead yoga classes that are accessible to students of all levels, and in a way that is uplifting and deeply healing. With every class I lead, the end result of witnessing my students peacefully resting in Savasana is all I need to keep me coming back again and again.

My word of focus and affirmation this week is COURAGE, and I’ll keep this little card in plain sight as a reminder of how far I’ve come and how far I’ve yet to grow.

YOUR TURN: Where does courage show up in your life? Do you find that knowing your purpose helps you step out of your comfort zone?

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