socapic (socapic) wrote,
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time, teaching, learning

well the birthday's been had, i'm officially Older. I had a very nice day, my parents relieved me of my parenting duties for the afternoon and i went out to lunch with myself (a dazzling conversationalist), did a little bit of shopping for clothing, went and got a MASSAGE, possibly the best massage i've ever actually paid money for, and sat in the steam room for a good while. very nice.

I went to an iyengar class on monday night and did a lot of backbending, the subsequent emotional upheaval not entirely unexpected, i suppose... I don't go to people's classes very often both because the teachers usually don't know what to do with me, and i intimidate the other students. these things i'm used to and i can expect... the bad parts for me are that I enjoy learning from other people! - and i get much farther (in terms of asana) in other people's classes than i do in my own practice. I work on those same postures fairly regularly at home, but in a class I can go so much farther into them. part of this is that my time is more limited at home, especially as seirid has not been napping much, and my focus is less - if i had a designated space, that would help. My grand point being though, I need to find a teacher. The classic refrain: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." officially then, i deem myself ready (I have felt ready for a good long while now). I have considered taking a break from teaching, to refocus - but right now my own classes are my best learning opportunities. and i would miss it so much... so as mentioned, looking very much forward to this upcoming teacher training....

in answer to all who have asked what a blog is: a web log, online journal of sorts. and why, you might asked (as i have), does she feel the need to blog, suddenly? hmm. at least partially to become more comfortable with the written word. I've always liked writing but have always been kind of uncomfortable with speaking the written or extemporaneous word and my ability to craft such - typical dancer thing, i think. my 5th chakra must be out of whack (i'm sort of prone to laryngitis, if anything's injured it's my neck, etc). Teaching, strangely, seems exempt from this, I must balance out better when i teach. :)
So anyway, word crafting in a public forum... will help me (I plan) find confidence in my words as concrete form. the other forms of artistry i participate in are temporally based - once they're over they exist only as memory. we'll see how this goes :)
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