Why I teach

When I teach Tripod Headstand, I can sense students’ apprehension. Those who haven’t done it before give me a deer-caught-in-headlights look. Some take Child’s Pose right away. A new yogi looks at the friend who invited them like, “Seriously?” You can feel the skepticism. A student took my Level 2 class three times in a row last week. She came up to me after the third class… “I told my husband I couldn’t do a headstand, but did you see?!” I saw her. She nailed it. Something clicked. She doesn’t know it, but I skipped to my car after class. This is why I teach yoga. Because my students’ victories make me feel like I’m on top of the world.