August 27, 2016

You will find it time and time again, the people who are really into yoga are the people who have (or have had) a lot of problems. Most of us don't walk around in a light filled bliss bubble and then say "hey, I'm going to go do a bunch of uncomfortable things with my body and see what happens". Maybe the first entry point varies. You got intrigued by yoga because a friend introduced you or you were curious, or you found a book, etc. But as many a yogi story goes, both in ancient mythology and modern times, we get super into our practice when the shit hits the fan. Why? Because yoga works! We practice, we feel more present, more clear, more free, and we can go back to those same problems with a bit more spaciousness and clarity. 

Ok.... so fast forward 5 years, 10, maybe 20 and eventually we land in the place where the rubber hits the road, we gotta put our money where our mouth is or our feet are, or roasters are returning for roasting. Or something like that. We have to see if al...

May 5, 2016

I have been wanting to write about this for awhile. I was reminded because of seeing 2 recent social media posts referencing in some way to disagree with the way another yogi is presenting themselves online. Most often I simply read the comment, roll my eyes a bit or huff and move on. But I am feeling more and more concerned with the way that this impacts not only us as a yoga community but as another way to degrade each other and most often, other women. 

 

Here's the deal. I get it. I am just as much of an internet snob as anyone else. I scoff at photos or blogs or posts that seem too "whatever" for my liking. But when I look at where that judgement comes from. Where it really comes from. It is always from some part of myself that feels insecure or excluded or unlovable or scared. It comes from the place in me that says that resources like beauty, admiration, love, affection, prestige, happiness, joy are finite and that if someone else seems to have too much of it,...

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