The last week was exciting and stressful at the same time. I managed to set up a couple of events, which I’ve been thinking about hosting for a while. As a yoga teacher, there are always a lot of thoughts going on in my head and things I’d like to organise. Last week the stars seemed to have aligned and a lot fell into place (after a lot of hard work).
From a teachers perspective, a lot of work goes into just one yoga class. A lot of the work goes on behind the scenes just to make that class or event happen. During my Yoga Teacher Training, we were warned that there’s a lot of admin that comes with teaching, but I had no idea just how much. Teaching 3 classes a week, I’m doing around 3-4 hours of admin for those classes. That doesn’t include any time spend organising any other events or projects that I’m working on. I love it though, I get to do the things I love. Plus I’m learning a lot of new skills. I’m also meeting a lot of new people, which I’m so grateful for.
Towards the end of the week, I really noticed how much stress affects the body. After being quite stressed during the week, my body started to pack in. I noticed that when I’m stressed I don’t eat properly anymore, which means I’m not fuelling my body with enough nutrition. Especially when you’re stressed it’s important to fuel your body with healthy food. On Saturday morning, all energy seemed to have left my body and I thought I’d pass out. Luckily I got a smoothie before I got on the train to Brighton, so I managed to get some vitamins and nutrition into me. By the time I got to the studio I felt so much better.
The next few weeks will be just as stressful and busy but I’m more aware of what I put into my body and the importance of that. And I’m making sure that I’ll take out some time for myself to reset and just relax.
Until next week,