Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton.

My heart feels heavy this morning. Wishing yoga these days was more about the yoga and less about the selling stuff.

Increasingly disenchanted as I watch the continuing commercial onslaught from fellow teachers and media players alike. I don't want to buy your DVD or your trademarked yoga socks or your hot new juicer. I don't care whose pants you're wearing or whose mala beads you're fondling. This is not a fashion show. This is not a shopping mall. This is not an industry.

It's a practice. It's a way of being in the world. It's not your f*$#ing meal ticket.


Sarah Domke said…
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sarah said…
I've been there in the midst of a streak of students loving -just loving- my class --a student walks in and says 'oh, you're teaching today' and makes like they're going to the bathroom and never comes back. It's like a little parasite in my mind and the canned version of "let it go" etc etc doesn't cut it; and sometimes all that does work is to wash it with breath, meditate it soft with movement, and purge it out with tears. Raw indeed, thank you for sharing. That's beauty sister.

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