Every so often when someone hears that I teach yoga, they respond with, “Oh! I do yoga!”
This response always makes me cringe a little. While it’s certainly preferable to, “Oh! I find puppy eyes to be a delicacy!”, what I usually surmise from the phrase “do yoga” is that the practitioner’s practice doesn’t extend far beyond the physical, if at all.
So why should I care? Aren’t they moving their bodies and getting exercise? Yes. And that’s all fine and good. It really is.
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When I entered into yoga teacher training over a decade ago, I went in with no illusion that I would be able to heal the world. I’d found a practice that spoke to me and I simply wanted to share it with others. Since then, I’ve encountered some myths that students seem to hold true and, even worse, some instructors do nothing to dispel.
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