Sometimes as yogis we find ourselves taking our practice of spirituality and our practice on the mat very seriously. I teach an intense class typically, but we also laugh through it which helps to trigger the endorphin release. But still, I get pretty serious with my own practice. Recently one of my coworkers asked if I would teach a class other than yoga (I used to work as an aerobic instructor and personal trainer) so I dusted off my aerobic shoes and did a class with stability balls, bands for resistance and loud music! We had fun. We sweated, we worked hard for sure! This class had no ‘lessons’ like a yoga class does, no deeper meaning. And you know, that was just fine!
Now and then when I’m meditating my dog will come along and put his toy in my hand. I always think he’s telling me to stop taking myself so seriously. Good advice from my little furry friend. Seriously, have fun- it’s important too!