I find it interesting that the part of a coaching session that usually takes 15-20 minutes has taken me at least two weeks. There’s a reason they say every great coach has a coach. I’ll eventually increase the efficiency of this process by seeing a coach. In the meantime, I sense there are a few more things I have to learn by doing this the long way.
One of the struggles I had with this practice was opening my hips for gate and half circle. One morning I was reading an article a friend posted about full lotus (https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4437/Why-Is-Lotus-Pose-So-Darn-Hard.html).
I think it was the word intimacy that helped me connect the dots between my tight, painful hips and emotional, energetic holding in my hips. And this a-ha moment of inspiration allowed me to see the theme of my intuitive practice. It connected the dots between the cards I had drawn and the poses I had selected.
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After burning out from a long career as a middle school/high school reading/math/science teacher, I returned to school to study massage, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, aromatherapy, and yoga.