“I’ve got a better body than her”
This totally misinformed and inappropriate comment was made by a former student of my studio, a fairly long-term practitioner. As indicated by these words this person actually has no idea of what yoga is or the principles of inclusion that I promote in my classes.
The mind-set of this person is beyond my comprehension, let’s face it only a rather fragile ego would compare their physical shape as a trophy of superiority to another person.
The most frustrating part of this narcissistic comment is that the message I push constantly in my classes, “Everybody is different and regardless of your body type or shape there is an appropriate practice for you” isn’t being heard.
I remove all sense of competition in my classes, no one passes, no one fails” I constantly promote that there is no prototype body for yoga movement. Everyone benefits regardless of how you look, what you wear or how advanced your practice may be.
I’ll continue to offer real yoga for real people.