Online Yoga Classes: As a student, I have so many options to choose from.
Options with similar pricing. Seemingly similar offerings. And standard schedules as well.
“Why don’t you try out ALL the classes? And then make a decision?”
A well-meaning friend prodded me.
Since almost all teachers offer either trial classes or drop-ins, this wasn’t a bad suggestion at all.
Before I went ahead though, there were a few more questions to answer:
“What if I liked the trial class? But I ended up disliking the classes after I signed up for a longer-term?”
“What if I disliked the trial class? Was it because the teacher was just having a bad day? Or maybe I was just having a bad day?”
I was even more confused than when I’d started.
And then a wise yoga teacher advised me: “First make a sankalpa to practice regularly. When you enter each class, surrender to the teacher completely.”
That resonated with me.
As long as I’m skeptical, doubtful, googling, and double-guessing anything my teacher says…I would never be satisfied.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
It didn’t take me much longer to sign up with a teacher after that.
Without fear and doubts. And with faith and surrender instead.