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Parenthood - Why I teach

By Mountain Charisma LLC Yoga Studio

WED JAN 30, 2019

Finding your WHY is no easy task, thousands of professionals worldwide say that the first thing to do when starting your own business is find your WHY. Your WHY is the one constant that will guide you toward fulfillment in your work and life. When I started Mountain Charisma it started with an idea, what can I bring into my life that will lead me to fulfillment? Something that keeps my attention, something that fills me with excitement. I love yoga, so what is my WHY? Why is it important for me to teach class every week. I can not tell you how many times I have asked myself that question.

I know one thing, every single morning without fail, I wake up and tell myself "I will be intentional today", also many other things I make sure I say out loud or at the very least I write down, " I will be an exceptional wife and mother". Even if that means that I have to make sure I am putting together dinner at 9:00am to prevent chaos and craziness at the end of the day when all of us have our own schedules to adhere to. Am I superwoman everyday? Absolutely not. My goal is to become better and make sure that I am practicing the yogic path on and off the mat. Stress of daily life grabs a hold of me just like anyone else. Most women today set their bars so incredibly high for themselves that when you fall short you do nothing besides beat yourself to death over your failures. We are very self critical and stress is fuel.

Constantly stressing over the very littlest things. Wanting to be perfect parents, exceptional employees that can handle everything asked of you, steller friends that always go above and beyond the call of duty. Its not enough, we are consistently pouring from a empty cup. There has been countless times that I have stayed up and searched pinterest to find the very best class room snack that I then had to stay up late and make absolutely perfect for the next day, and I think my gosh I have wasted so much time to do this. Like those judgey 5 year old's even notice or care at all what it looks like...they don't they are just excited regardless! Give it up are you not exhausted? Why do we care so much about the insignificant things when the big questions the big things that matter get very little of our time?

I am guilty, I do not spend my time where it matters a lot of the time, and that area in my life- being a mother is where I want to be my very best self.

Parenthood, the MOST exhausting thing you will ever do.

Consciousness changes how we parent, being conscious is a every minute of everyday application and you have to work at it, start small start with doing some yoga, running, anything. Center yourself, connect with your body and follow your breath. Meditation- Its part of the process. How do you become more conscious? Type that in your google search bar you might find something like this.....

  1. Become conscious of your thoughts. Everything you think, say or feel becomes your reality. ...
  2. Find something beautiful and appreciate it. ...
  3. Be conscious of the foods you eat. ...
  4. Drink water. ...
  5. Meditate. ...
  6. Be grateful. ...
  7. Practice acts of kindness. ...
  8. Get your blood pumping.

So why do I teach yoga? (Please see above list! ha!) From my heart in the down and dirty truth, I am a seeker. I Always have been, I am going to class knowing that my practice lets me tap into something bigger than me. I feel a big bold connection to whatever source is for you- God- Jesus - The Universe. I practice yoga to get a glimpse. However small, and usually only once in a blue moon a tiny moment of something magnificent comes into my life. My body and breath move together, the constant racing of my thoughts come to a screeching halt, everything lines up its truly pure, happiness.

Yoga, it reaches out to everything in my life, parenting choices, how I handle conflicts, what I consume on social media, how I love the ones closest to me ..... all of it. Becoming a instructor felt right.

That is WHY I teach yoga each week, I want to help even in the littlest of ways to aid you on your journey of self discovery, help you find your truth, help you to become better- parent-employee-friend, find balance, find clarity in whatever it is you are seeking.

The funny thing ......I'm not instructing you to do so, I'm not teaching you anything.

Your are listening, evolving, your teacher is the one within...... I am just your supportive friend in the front of the room with no expectations.

Intention of the week: Dare to be yourself, shelve those great expectations.