One of the things I love about yoga philosophy is how it encourages us to seek balance in our lives on and off the mat. I've learned, however, that putting theorya into practice can be a challenge. After a two year break where, besides completing some university courses and finishing my yoga teacher training, I was completely focused on being a mom - period - I've started teaching classes and "working" again (any Mom out there reading this knows why working is placed in quotation marks there;-) I'm absolutely loving teaching yoga and I'm over-the-moon to get to write about it. I can't think of a better way to be living my life than to get to do two things that I love to do and to get to share them with the world to boot. Getting to write from home is nice too. I can still be with my baby boy and there's no hassle to find a babysitter or worrying about balancing what I'm making vs what I'm paying out. So what's the problem? Making time to work a priority. I'm really struggling to actually get to sit down and type! It feels like every time I get in front of the computer my toddler is vying for my attention and my mind is constantly distracted by the day to day tasks that need doing around the house (and that's only really true when I'm not actually doing those tasks instead of writing). My solution? I don't actually have one yet. For the time being keep repeating the mantra "my work IS important" over and over again. And of course, finding writing jobs with deadlines helps too:-) What about you? Do you have any tips for balancing work/family/house/leisure? I'd love to hear them. I could use a lesson in balance right now.
I'm just a yogi in the mountains of British Columbia. If you've found your way to this site, it's very likely that you are too. Here you'll find information about my upcoming classes, workshops and retreats via the link to my website, as well my thoughts on yoga philosophy, what music I'm pumping in class, pictures, videos and other news about yoga and spirituality.