I Like Teaching Yoga

By Stephen Ewashkiw | December 1, 2013

I feel bad. Jane has been holed up in bed all week, while I have been having a great time.

Jane’s note: I keep thinking, today I will feel better, only to be laid flat again by the evening. Today, my throat is so sore, I keep putting off swallowing in order to avoid the pain. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be human again.

Admittedly I haven’t seen much of Shanghai yet, but I have been teaching every day this week, and it is so brilliant to be in the studio every day again. After the first few days I found my flow and was back into the swing of it.

Students seem really open to learning, to trying things in ways they may not be used to. For me, as a teacher, this is terrific. I feel I am really able to offer them a bit of the knowledge I have gained in my years of study and practice, and that they are taking some of it in.

There is a small language barrier, as some students who come to class really don’t speak English, and some speak only a little. However, because Shanghai is such a metropolitan and international city, some of my students are Western, and others are fluent in Mandarin and English. We make it all work somehow.

I can already tell that in three weeks I will be very sad to leave Shanghai and the community of yogis I have joined here. I’m already making plans to come back soon, so that should help.  

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4 comments

  1. Comment by Michael Moldofsky

    Michael Moldofsky Reply December 5, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Just. In. Case, Why. Not. Go. To. A. Dr??????

  2. Comment by Jane

    Jane Reply December 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Thanks for the well wishes and advice guys. I have been too tired/lazy to even create any of these remedies for myself so far. Who wants to bring me a hot toddy?

  3. Comment by Cassie

    Cassie Reply December 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Ditto what Dave said, plus lots of garlic. Roast a bulb and eat that sucker. Goodness gracious, I hope you are feeling better soon!

  4. Comment by Dave

    Dave Reply December 4, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Jane sorry to hear you have a terrible cold. When I get a sore throat what works for me is gargling with warm salted water and afterwards chewing an aspirin. Hot toddies also are good as the brandy/cognac ,honey and Lemon mixture will help you sleep but the salt water works best and you will appreciate it is a truly vegan remedy.

    Take care

    Dave

    Dave

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