"Positive Vibes Only Trend!"

Updated: Feb 28

This "positivity only" train has been going on since the 60's ya'll. How is that working out for you? Yea, I'm starting this off with some "negative" mumbojumbo. Really ya'll since when has talking or bringing up conversations that aren't unicorns and rainbows negative? Since it become a fad? Since you can't decide for yourself to have an opinion about something that is too painful to look at steeped in compassion?

What is happening to our sense of dharma? We as Yoga Teachers don't want to sit with people and their pain because it is negative? I am asking all these question, to yes stir the pot. You better believe that is what this is about. This isn't about a workout as a Yoga Teacher! What about your student's mind or heart that is in turmoil? Do you really think they can trust you to come with openness to class when they have been informed prior, that "negativity" isn't allowed. So, again, just like other places or people they encounter the same message is being told. Yea, you can come and look good here but, keep that rawness to yourself.

Being great will never be about doing a standing split if you can't sit with someone's brokenness, seeing their vulnerability as one of life's most endearing privileges. We implore you as Yoga Teachers to see that we do have a responsibility to create space for students to process in any way they need to without judgement and most importantly with gracious support.

Selah Yoga Studio doesn't for one moment believe we have it all together. Together we are better since, we are merely walking each other home on this life journey. Our studio and those that teach here are committed to those who are disadvantaged, hurt, disregarded, and who may not always fit in. Understanding that personally as teachers, our hope is our students know that they can walk through the door, just as they are. No pretense, pretending they are someone they are not, nor pointing them toward a twisted egotistical form of perfection that is biased.

Sometimes, hearing the other side of positivity can give you just the right perspective. You choose who to be everyday. How we walk with the weak, and wounded speaks louder than any teaching I can give a student on their mat. We all have a dharmic path. This thing we were created to do in our circle. Contrary to popular believe, yes, it does insist that it is sacrificial. Loving others takes time and energy to say the least. But, when you see the light of life you can rest in deep satisfaction. Not because of anything you did, by no means. Simply because you walked the path laid out before you in courage.

We pray earnestly that those who come to class at our studio become an intregal part of our community of Yogis. It is not just a place to "practice yoga" rather, it is a safe haven to process, seeing deeper into the things that matter most in our lives. We pray for our students to have and know Shalom.

Shalom` : { Hebrew } : peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, and tranquility.

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