28 April 2016

What Did I Learn While I Was in India?

After four months in India, what did I learn?
I learned a lot. So much that I hope I can figure out how to keep ahold of it.
  • I learned heaps about yoga. I learned about alignment, adjustments, anatomy, new yoga poses, and so much more.
  • I learned that I want to be be a yoga teacher. I love teaching and helping people. I think once I get my sequencing down, I’ll find it very rewarding.
  • I learned that you can’t be somewhere that makes you unhappy. Even though I liked the perks at my old job, I felt so drained and miserable that it literally changed who I was as a person and how I felt all the time. I was almost destroyed. I won’t do that again.
  • I learned that people are people wherever you go.
  • I learned that cultural differences are huge. People are not being rude, they are reflecting their culture. Americans are probably seen as rude in some ways. You just need to accept that first.
  • I’ve seen a lot of truly incredible sights out there in the world. India is full of a lot of spectacular things to see.
  • I’ve learned that if you ever struggle when you’re alone traveling, a smile to a child or woman can make all the difference. I made a lot of new friends that way.
  • I learned that being here now is the most important thing for me to focus on and to keep my mind fresh and present. It’s been great for me to practice that.
  • I learned that there are ways to do things differently wherever you go, and still get stuff finished.
  • I learned that you need to chill out when traveling in India. Uptight traveling does not get rewarded.
  • I learned that sometimes you do need space from the ones you love, and it helps you both grow independently, and get closer even when you’re further apart.
  • I learned who my real friends are.
  • I learned a lot about tasty Indian food.
  • I learned a lot about spirituality, especially Hinduism.
  • I learned it’s better to be satisfied with where you are now than be disappointed constantly.
  • I learned that Indian women have the most fabulous fashion ever.
  • I learned that love comes from within.
  • I’ve learned that chanting mantras can make me very, very happy.
  • I learned how to be happy wherever I am.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Loved reading your blogs.