Theme: “Your Beliefs are Pointless.”
I often access our Jivamukti Yoga themes of the month for inspiration. It is also my suggestion to also align with what is already going on in the world when searching for themes, the community, to nature or deeply moving lessons or teachings you are currently working on so that your dharma talk is authentic and less scripted. It is not moving to read things nor speak of things you haven’t “got” on some level yourself. This is why experience and experienced teachers are indeed so valuable. This way it is far more likely to be received. This will also set the tone for your theme infusion throughout the class, give you ideas for your sequencing and a possible peak pose and allow this to all be threaded together, related to the title. The dharma talk is given at the beginning of class and a suggested length is 3-7 minutes and NO MORE as in the end students came to move and not listen to you talk the entire class.
I am going to give a dharma talk here and now based on the 5 bindu requirements. I hope you enjoy it! Please note, I would never read this in class. This is my diagram for becoming a good story-teller from the heart. It is an outline to base my dharma talk from.
We will now begin. Please apply ujjayi breath, your drishti (keeping focus, which helps rekindle our ability to narrow things down into the point, and come into downward facing dog. Push down through the 4 corners of the hands and feet, connecting to the body and the surroundings of now. Become aware of the value of your breath... "Inhale, exhale 1...."
Quote used within class: "Your idea of what is possible limits your possibilities." Sharon Gannon and David Life