At the end of the day, you will put in and get out of yoga what you want. You can follow a more spiritual path or not. You can make yoga a part of your religious or spiritual practice or not. You can simply do the asanas and nothing more, or take yoga off the mat and integrate the elements of the practice into your daily life. The choice is yours and yours alone, which is the beauty of yoga! No one, least of all you, should judge you for how you practice yoga.
Am I being intolerant? Am I being closed-minded and judgmental? Am I a hypocrite to write this blog with the goal of spreading love and compassion and positive energy and yoga and then to write someone off because they don't share my view?
Even if you never learn to love yoga, yoga will love you, and I think you will see the benefits and the point!
When trying to convince someone to TRY my class, I want to face palm when I am confronted with "I just don't like yoga."
I am going to try to encourage you by debunking some of the reasons why people think they can't do yoga (based on what they have told me) and try to give you some tools and encouragement for overcoming some of the reasons you give.
Over the hill? Fuck the hill. I will run to the top of it and whoop for joy! Then I will sit and meditate as I watch the sun set and get ready for another day. Maybe I will jump on my bike and zoom down the other side because 40 is just a number, and I have 40 years and then some left with too much to do and see to spend it sick and tired. Who’s with me?
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Perhaps some of us were ready when COVID appeared to teach us. What has COVID taught you?
I was thinking about this retort of #AllLivesMatter, why it is offensive, and why we have to remind people that certain groups actually DO matter, when literally speaking, "ALL" should include everyone. Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers tarnished the word "all." For all of their eloquence and their articulate words, they failed to use this one properly.
As consumers, we have power. I'm glad people are calling out Starbucks now, but how many of them will be drinking a PSL this fall? Every dollar you spend is pooled with everyone else's dollars. Collectively, consumers do have the power, but we must have the will too.