Manage Your Emotions
Read Ana Forrest's response:
You have an emotional capacity that can be a great gift, but you must manage this gift. It is not being compassionate to yourself to allow every emotional wave to throw you around. It is your responsibility as an evolved human and yoga teacher to be grounded while you feel your emotions.
First, start a daily yoga practice if you don't already have one. Decrease your sugar intake radically. Eat at regularly scheduled times each day. These things will help you steady your emotions.
Next, start working on daily breathing exercises. Three times a day, take 10 breaths as a way to steady your prana, or vital energy. Some further pPranayama that would be good for you are alternate-nostril breathing and Sitali.
I recommend the following form of alternate-nostril breathing:
Follow this sequence three to eight times.
Practice Sitali this way:
Finally, remember that you must ride your gift and not be ridden by it. Make an internal choice to be steady with your emotions, without shutting down or becoming overwhelmed. Learn to master your gift, and you will become a caring and empathic teacher.
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