I took a friend to a yoga class that I love this morning but the teacher who is usually there had a substitute. I was disappointed but I thought that I should give this lady a chance and then the class started.
She went through the different poses very quickly without giving my friend basic options; he is an older gentleman and a beginner. All could think was, “Lady, I told you that he is a new member! I hate you!”
She did not correct or guided the people in the class. She seemed more interested in getting through the class than actually attending to each person’s needs. I wanted to leave but I stayed until the class ended.
I guess I have made progress because my old behavior would’ve been to give the instructor a piece of my mind and tell her how inconsiderate and thoughtless she was. Instead, I went outside to tell my friend good bye and to let him know that this is not what the class is usually like and he was very understanding.
I guess I have been spoiled by usually having great teachers who are kind and knowledgeable. I wanted my friend to experience the same thing so that he could enjoy the benefits of yoga; my fear is that he will not ever try yoga again.
But if this is my biggest problem today, I must have a pretty good life, huh? Recovery works.