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If you only knew the things I think but don't say

Updated: Jan 27

I owned a yoga studio until December 2021. I closed the studio for several reasons, not the least of which was because I was tired of drumming up business after Covid restrictions were lifted. However, it was during my time as a yoga studio owner that the idea of this blog first came to me. Yogis are typically known as spiritual creatures who practice the seven limbs of yoga. Although I don't consider myself to be an atheist, I am most definitely not spiritual and my yoga practice and teachings have never emphasized such ideas. Some limbs I practice more than others, such as Asana and Pranayama, but I never sit and meditate. My meditation tends to happen when I'm on a bicycle or on a long drive. Those are times when I am able to contemplate problems and ideas; that's when answers usually come to me.

As a yoga teacher, you have to pay attention to what students are doing and make adjustments to their practice accordingly. You're talking. You're watching. You're trying to be creative on the fly. You have to be on your toes. It's freakin' exhausting. Which is why I locked the studio door between my classes. I'm introverted. People wear me out. How I ended up in a profession that forces me to interact face-to-face with other humans is something of a mystery to me. I need time between those interactions to recharge. Heaven help the person who showed up early and forced me to unlock that door and talk to them. This is all to say that, if you have a mistaken idea that just because I teach yoga I'm the kind of person who won't get right in your face and tell you to knock it off and leave me alone, well, you're mistaken. Like most people, I have strong opinions. Unlike most people, most of the time, I'm not afraid to tell you about them. However, this leads to problems when I disagree with my friends. So...I've started this blog to write down the things that irritate me - and trust me, there are a lot of things in life that irritate me. You know that saying, "If you only knew the things I think but don't say"? This is my chance to say all those things. I'm sure you've guessed by now, my friends don't know about this blog. Much more to come!

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