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111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - An Unenlightened Yogin... · 0 replies · +2 points

Nice Lisa! Iam so glad there are other unenlightened yogis out there. I've been revelling in being myself for a few years now, despite my sometimes quite tragic flaws :)

111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - King Kong Does Yoga. ~... · 1 reply · +1 points

Awesome, Lindsey!
It's all Shiva-like: from death came rebirth. How often (always?) does that happen for us, if we are willing to ride the waves?

Your prose is lyrical.

111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Do Yoga: Stand in Your... · 1 reply · +1 points

Gorgeous! It's amazing, the transformation that yoga can bring. It lifted me out of anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, and eating disorders.

Don't get me wrong, I needed more than just yoga. But yoga was the touchstone for me. Still is. Every day.

111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Right Way to do Yo... · 1 reply · +2 points

I'm in love with you, Barbara Joy.
That is all.

111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Do Yogis Actually Want... · 1 reply · +8 points

Brilliant post Poornima! And I think most yoga teachers need to hear this, over & over....

We learn the hard way, the ones who stay in business & thrive. I know I did.
And I am getting sooooo tired of hearing teachers say you can't earn a living teaching yoga. You CAN. You just need to learn the business skills.

111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Backlash Against t... · 0 replies · +2 points

Interesting conversation: it's something that bothers me, too. I am a teacher without a brand. I like it that way. But it makes it really hard to explain to people what 'my' yoga is.
Brands make yoga, and everything, easier to pop into a box and categorise, and that's how we humans understand the world.

That said, I, like Michaelle, have been injured in branded yoga, and that's why I teach the way I do. I also have massive problems with authority, especially if I suspect it hasn't been earned. So there's that.

Thanks for opening up the debate, Mary!

111 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - My Yoga Teacher Makes ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Nice one, lady. I find yoga cracks me open in much the same way as it does you.

Although I no longer practice Ashtanga, the almost-decade in which I did was a one of getting strong, and getting over a lot of my own shit. So I could do some deep emotional healing.

115 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Fast Road to Enlig... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Pond Leaks!

115 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Fast Road to Enlig... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hehe Gena! You are as wrong as me! I heart it. My boyfriend really is amazingly wise - like a labrador, on a bike (maybe don't tell him I said that...

118 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Yoga & Religion: It's ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nice article, Jenifer, and interesting comments. Amen, in fact, to what you say. Yoga is unhooked from any specific religion, although the practices of yoga have been incorporated into a good few :)