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Do whatever makes your heart ❤️ happy.
It’s not always about transformation or fixing ourselves to be better at something, it’s about slowly revealing who we are to the world.
I remember that as a new teacher, I always pushed it a little with my students. I wanted to see them move without fear and experience new exercises, so they could feel something different in their bodies.
I was then once told by a more experienced teacher that I should “never” do a particular exercise with a certain student, I repeat ❌never❌ After that moment, I started second-guessing everything I did.
I eventually realized that what was important to me as a teacher was not something that this other teacher valued at all. It wasn’t about safety. It was about intention. She also had no context about why I chose that exercise and what exercises we’ve done to prepare for it.
It can be a struggle (especially in the beginning) to know “if you’re doing it right” as a teacher, but if you’re constantly second-guessing yourself, just remember you’re doing extraordinarily difficult work, in part because it’s so personal. So when someone tells you that you did something “wrong”, ask more questions. Don’t just assume they’re right and you’re wrong.