To make an impact as a yoga teacher it requires self-discovery. There is a myth that it requires tons of knowledge and techniques to become an inspiring yoga teacher. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
“All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.” – Swami Vivekananda
To be a yoga teacher, you must be committed to making positive change in your life. You must be open to sharing your heart fully and living from your heart. Unfortunately, we have become a culture that is addicted to seeking and searching for the answers somewhere “out there”. Some of us have become so attached to this idea of seeking that we wouldn’t even know what to do if we found what we were looking for. Many of us even think that we are broken. However, we are not broken and we do not need fixing. We have just buried our spirit. Our spirit that expresses our creativity, vitality, and wonder. We do not need self improvement, we need self-discovery! When we live our lives through self-discovery, we know that we are already whole.
“You’ve been walking in circles, searching. Don’t drink by the water’s edge. Throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst end.” – Jeanette Berson
Through your yoga practice you have discovered that there is no finish line. The ultimate exploration is meeting ourselves, not finding ourselves. To discover your true potential, shift your focus from what you perceive to be broken to letting go of limiting beliefs that you have put upon yourself.