yogi wisdom

A little bit of context for this tongue-in-cheek bit of yogi wisdom:

Usually yoga teachers delight in reminding us that, "we don't call this yoga performance... we call it yoga practice." The time we spend on our mats is in pursuit of betterment, not perfection. I mostly hear this when teachers are trying to get me to do some bat shit crazy contortion or cirque-du-soleil handstand.

They'll say, "if this advanced pose is not available to you, that's PERFECTLY OKAY. Listen to your body and respect yourself. Remember... this isn't yoga performance. It's yoga practice."

Yoga teacher made me LOL today:

(after leading the class in attempting a tricky side arm balance)

"So, if you can't do this pose... it probably means you aren't spiritual enough."


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