Reflections on Michael Stone, Mental Health, And Yoga's Cult Of Positivity

My latest for YogaDork on Michael Stone, mental health, and yoga's cult of positivity

This one's dear to my heart.

"As a student and as a teacher, his work encouraged me to feel all of my feelings. To aspire to balance rather than bliss. To aim for sattva instead of sparkling.

That he struggled shouldn't come to any of us as a shock.

That we all struggle shouldn't come to any of us as a shock."

Yoga teachers: where do we go from here?

Please add your mental health resources in the article comments. YogaDork and I are working to co-create a list of mental health resources for yoga teachers.

Thanks for reading.


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