Why I Don’t Take Yoga Selfies

Yoga selfies are taking over the world. At least, the social media world. Every time I’m scrawling through Instagram it’s all svelte looking girls in bikinis, or toned, shirtless guys, holding themselves in fantastic looking yoga poses and gathering thousands of likes from yogi-wannabes everywhere.

As a yoga teacher, there’s an expectation that I should be doing the same. Not just from my fellow teachers, but from yoga studios too – I’ve even heard stories of studios asking potential instructors how many Instagram followers they have because otherwise, “What are you going to bring to our studio? Read the rest of this post »

Contemplation on Personal Growth (from India)

Contemplation on Personal Growth (from India)What is growth? It’s a word I seem to use a lot, in my blogs and my posts and my daily conversation. But what is the true meaning of this word, if we delve under the surface, look past the obvious and try to feel the symbolism of this word. And why is it important?

I was always scared of coming to India. I’ve heard enough stories in the media to have this belief that it was an unsafe country, that as a woman I’d be targeted, that in a country of over a billion people it would be overwhelmingly loud and busy. Read the rest of this post »