Enter Here, All Ye Who Are Disenchanted…
Welcome to Yoga for the Disenchanted!
This blog is for absolutely anyone who feels disenchanted about anything! Yoga or otherwise!
Wait, is that too broad a net to cast? Do I sound like a charlatan? Because honestly, I REALLY can’t stand charlatans (more on this in later posts).
But disenchantment is such a huge, heavy, permeating feeling, I’m sure we can all relate, whether we have ever stepped onto a yoga mat or not. If my disenchantment with yoga speaks to your disenchantment with something else, hooray! I would seriously love nothing more than for our individual disenchantments to hold hands across the divide and give one another a little comfort.
But more specifically, I hope this blog will speak to fellow yoga teachers and practitioners who:
Feel on the brink of burnout or who burned out years ago
Have been injured as a result from yoga and are struggling
Desire a rational discourse on yoga-related topics that too often devolve into magical thinking and worse
Feel disenchanted with their yoga and want to understand why
I decided to start this blog as a chronicle of my own disenchantment with yoga and my attempts at re-kindling the old flame of a practice I once loved. To paraphrase one of my favorite writers, the psychologist M. Scott Peck, no matter who or what we fall in love with, sooner or later we are bound to fall out of love if the relationship lasts long enough. Thankfully, the act of falling out of love, at least according to Peck, is actually the first step to really loving.
I have fallen out of love with yoga. And since I am a yoga teacher, I am at a crossroads. I can’t in good faith continue to teach a practice I am at odds with, but something in me just won’t let it go. Over the course of this blog, I will attempt to understand my own disenchantment and find a new way of understanding, practicing, and teaching yoga in a way that I can love again. If you are interested in joining me, I would really love the company!
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