So just this past Monday, I was chiding myself after teaching my 'All-Levels' Hatha evening class~~the usual: I talked way too much...was I inspiring? Did it seem purely physical? Were my instructions clear? My instructions weren't clear...I moved too fast...the mood was flat...
The next morning I was complimented on the class by one of the students and more than the standard, "class was great..."~~she has taken my classes before but said there was 'something about that class'.
[Feedback loop: She's just being nice...]
Then before last night's class, I had a student walk out into the lobby just as I was locking the studio door to teach and she said, "I just wanted to thank you for Monday's class, it was great." She went on to say how she had a headache before class that worked its way out somewhere along our way.
[Feedback loop: Hmmm...perhaps I'm too hard on myself after all...]
The haze and daze of the monkey mind.