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I recommend using a neti pot to clean and warm your nasal passages. You're not supposed to use it if one nasal passage is blocked, but you may find that using it one the open side unblocks the other.


I want to do Pranayama every day. I feel the best time, to do, for me, is in the morning.

But every morning, one of my nostril is always clogged and is hard to breathe thru blocakage. By 0800 hrs both work fine and I am leaving for work.

I canít slate the required 3-4 hrs break from food, any other time than morning.



Clare, like harmony who commented above, I too felt as if I was not "worthy" to teach when I first had the desire to do so about 7 years ago. I had done several teacher trainings, but due to my maily life as mom of three young kids, could never get away for more than a week or two a year, so I just "chipped away" at my first 200 hours for 5 years or so. Still, during that time, I marketed myself to teach at a local college, and my first teacher began to have me sub classes occassionally at her studio. (While subbing is a hard way to start teaching, because most students are devoted to their teachers, it's also a good way to get a chance to teach or a foot in the door with a studio, especially if you are a regular student there or have done a teacher training through the studio.) After five years of teaching, I am much more comfortable and confident teaching, and have found my own voice in my classes. Like practicing itself, teaching well just takes time - and practice. Make sure you have a daily practice, that you continue to study, not just asana, but all facets of the yogic practice, read as much as you can online, in yoga periodicals and literature, and study as often as you can with a teacher who inspires you. You will find your own voice and your confidence in teaching. If you are present, hold the space for your students, and speak from your own place of stillness, you will become a good teacher.


If you visualize yourself as something then that is what will be. Education never stops. A good teacher is always a student. Just because you are learning doesn't mean that you are not already teaching. Just because you become certified as a teacher doesn't mean that you should no longer be a student. I hope you enjoy your journey, for that is where you will find your happiness.


Clare ~ I was in the same place you were 5 years ago when I had only practiced yoga 6 months (during my teacher training), felt ready to teach, but had read that one should have a solid 5 years of practice before teaching. 5 years?? My heart, my soul, my everything said No Way, I'm ready NOW. Two months later I was leading my own classes. Follow your intuition. Reading your message it seems to me that for you: It's Time. Go spread that passion, Dear.

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