“It take s a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security is what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~Alan Cohen
Quality 29: Adventurous
Good yoga teachers are adventurous. They naturally gravitate to new and challenging situations which offer up opportunities for growth, both for themselves and for their students. While many students may view an inversion with trepidation and fear, good yoga teachers view the pose with excitement and childlike wonder. They bubble with enthusiasm to help their students master the pose and in so doing, their students blossom with confidence.
Adventurous yoga teachers are good yoga teachers because they don’t allow fear to hold them back. They try new poses, new inversions, different styles. They truly view obstacles as fun. They speak in terms of “fun” and build the same sense of playfulness and adventure in their students.
Adventurous souls, they find balance and ease in difficult situations where others may lose focus, slip and fall. They truly enjoy standing atop the cliff, looking down into the water and jumping. Calculated risk takers, they cannot be dominated or contained. Their adventurous spirit sparks much enthusiasm within their students and helps to create great yogis!
Do you agree that good yoga teachers are adventurous?