In the days since I have been home from Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training I have been working on reorganizing my life in a way that best serves me, both in general, in my own healing and also in a way that fits into my life. Let’s face it. I can’t just throw everything out the door, nor do I want to! We can’t have homeless pugs walking the streets!
As part of this I’ve decided to let go of my very part-time job tutoring in Columbus City Schools. While I did enjoy the work when I was there, a lot of the logistics weren’t working out well. Rushing there and then rushing out to teach on most days was driving me crazy. Not good for someone who is very vata! I am also picking up 3 more yoga classes and with adding in all my Phoenix Rising work of at least 20 hours a week this flying around like a mad woman wasn’t going to fly!
I’m also trying to figure out how to untether somewhat from technology. While I love blogging and networking I am feeling that some of it has become a bit much. In trying to reach out to others, connecting with those also on a healing journey, as well as to those in and around the yoga world I have somewhat lost sight of myself and where I, Hannah, fit in with all of that. It can be exciting and addicting to see readership grow and while there is value in it I also don’t like becoming attached to the statistics and numbers and always trying to hit the ceiling of the “biggest day” my blog had or of trying to push it forward in some inauthentic way. I feel like I always have to be on and at the forefront of the next big story that may be connected to eating disorders or yoga. I am not a journalist and being in this mode is exhausting! Add to that my bazillion RSS feeds that I follow and I don’t have much of a day left over!
There are many interests I want to follow in the yoga world and I need more real time in order to do this. Perhaps by unplugging somewhat I can become more plugged into my passions! Yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, learning Sanskrit and continuing to grow as a teacher. I am still intending to blog regularly but may not be as plugged in inother capacities. A great quote I read yesterday sums this up.
“Technology is the God that limps. It thrives on reason but suffers from a dearth of wisdom.”
No matter what we do technology will always be a left-brain dominated pursuits. It takes the whole and makes it into parts, dividing and organizing in a linear fashion. Like the left-brain it is at times helpful, but when too dominant it can lead to being unbalanced. We need some of the right-brain pursuits in concert with the left to find our best path. I invite you to embark on this with me.
On a related note here is an amazing clip of a TED talk relating to this left-right brain talk. An amazing story.