In December I made a decision to begin yoga teacher training. I signed up immediately – months in advance of the February 22nd start date. Every yoga class I took was preparation for the teacher training. I ordered the suggested text Journey Into Power – by Baron Baptiste, purchased a deluxe yoga mat, began a yoga journal and marked each class on my calendar.
Now, less than a week away from the first class, I look at the schedule and wonder whether I can do it. Now each section of the course material seems daunting, the requirements challenging and my age an impediment. Do I imagine the new pain in my knee or the tightness in my lower back? Have I made a mistake?
Then this morning I received an email
Power Yoga Training starts next week! The teacher training team is excited to gather together with you and get this journey started.
“Once you make a decision, the world conspires to make it happen.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I read on, the excitement returned. I could do this. I will do this. The Emerson quote reminded me of all the beginnings I had made and all the joy they had brought me. The secret – whether it’s a novel, a marriage or a pile of dirty dishes: First you begin. Then you continue.