How does your chest feel? 21 May 2015

No, I'm not asking you to grab your nipples/boobs. How does inside your chest feel? Please read on to make sense of this a bit more...

I am midway through doing an assignment for my Yoga Teacher Training and I realised I have put off doing it because as a result of school and studying Law at university, I associate assessment with immense anxiety. My chest feels like an elephant has parked its booty on top of me, I bite my nails, crack my knuckles, and to be honest I'm probably a snappy b*tch towards family members.

My assignment is actually a book review on Dan Millman's Way of the Peaceful Warrior. A 1-2 page summary about how the book has helped us understand yoga and mindfulness, how it has helped in our own lives, and how we have implemented some of the teachings into our daily life, yoga practice and teaching of yoga.

Yep. That's my assignment. Roughly 1 million times more beneficial mentally, emotionally, and spiritually than anything I have done before. I'd highly recommend reading the book, listening to the audiobook or watching the movie! Life. Changer.

1 minute into starting my assignment, that anxiety vanished and instead my heavy chest turned into a warm fuzzy flame bursting with inspiration and gratitude.

Wowee. I never thought I would ever feel like this for a piece of assessment.

I wanted to share this experience because I think everyone should try their absolute best to find something that makes them feel this way. I know a job can be a means to an end to provide income. So if you can't yet monetise your passion at least do it in your spare time. If you don't know what you're passionate about - FIND IT! Try new things all the time.

'Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.' - Louise Hay

So, how does your chest feel? Heavy and anxious, or warm, fuzzy, full of love and inspiration?

I can assure you now - I would not be having a photo like this with any lecturers from uni and definitely not the person who gives me my little piece of paper at the end. Or perhaps I will try to just for kicks :p

This was the day I became certified as an Acrovinyasa teacher with YogaBeyond. I think the photo can explain how it felt.

I start the second intensive of my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training tomorrow and am ready to immerse myself in all that I can.

Elle :)