As we conclude the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Aftercare Program, we can take this time for some personal reflection and integration. In week one, we envisioned why you became a teacher and defined your passion for sharing these teachings and deepening your own practice. Continue to keep these insights close and review them from time to time as this will guide your vision. Let’s explore integration, reflection, and self-expansion through inner study to help create community.
Like the soul questions, reflection questions start the dialogue to access our pure potential. You can use the reflection below and then begin to create your own reflection questions.
What am I grateful for?
How can I serve others using my unique talents?
Who do I spend the most time with?
Where do I spend the most time?
How would I like to share these teachings with others?
How has my personal spiritual journey transformed my life?
Am I spending time in nature and silence?
Am I practicing a nuturing Sadhana?
Am I integrating the Eight Limbs of Yoga into my daily life?
Am I practicing and observing the Spiritual Laws each day?
Spend time in silence each day to observe stillness and silence. Stay committed to your daily meditation and sutra practice. Observe a key point from the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success each day.
Sunday – Commune with nature
Monday – Offer a gift
Tuesday – Witness your choices
Wednesday – Practice acceptance
Thursday – Practice present moment awareness
Friday – Commit to detachment
Saturday – Discover your higher self
Read – you’re probably thinking that you’ve been reading so much in the past several months. You may be ready now to dive into a different topic or take a break. Do what your heart is guiding you to. It is recommended to review or reread the books in the home study kit as you may take in the information with a newer perspective. We always have our favorite books to share with you to further your meditation knowledge:
- The Soul of Leadership by Deepak Chopra
- SuperBrain by Deepak Chopra
- Chakra Balancing CD by Deepak Chopra
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Guidebook by David Simon
- The Ten Committments by David Simon
- Ayurveda and Yoga by Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley)
- Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens
- Chakras and Their Archetypes by Ambika Wauters
- The Science of Pranayam by Sri Swami Sivananda
- Breathe, Move Meditate DVD by Claire Diab
- Autobiography Of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
- The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Treat yourself to a silent retreat, whether it is a day, a weekend, or longer. Continue your journey of knowledge with upcoming Chopra Center events or programs. Or attend retreats, yoga workshops, conferences, festivals or events in your area.
Complete Chopra Center’s Vedic Educator program: The pinnacle of accomplishment within Chopra Center Certifications is when a student is certified to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle, and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Proficiency in – and mastery of – these three disciplines conveys a special designation known as the Chopra Center Vedic Educator. This coveted triple certification demonstrates a student's highest level of commitment to exploring the depths of Vedanta, Ayurveda, and yoga.
As a Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Instructor in your community, others are looking to you for inspiration and guidance for living a life of more balance and harmony. Offer guided group meditations or introductions to yoga classes where like-minded individuals can connect on a regular basis. This can be done in person or virtually.
Give Back! How can you and others participate in Seva in your community? Create your own volunteer opportunity or join an organization looking for volunteers to help their foundation or cause. Volunteer to teach yoga classes to organization or groups in need.