Earlier this week I went to my local coffeeshop and the barista asked me: „You are a Yoga Teacher, right?“ It took me a second to say; yes! I was puzzled of how she could possibly know this? I mean, it’s not like wearing leggings and a tank-top scream Yoga Teacher anymore, or maybe it still does? For all she knew I could have just taken a yoga class. Then again, she only ever sees me in leggings and a tank-top. My hair mostly looks like it’s just coming down from a handstand and if I don’t wear flip-flops, I wear sneakers. My uniform doesn’t look like the perfect suit but it sure as hell suits me in the department of comfort.
She took my usual order and there was a slight pause, we looked at each other. There was a line forming behind me. I tilted my head slightly to the right and smiled at her.
„So, what does yoga do for you? Why do people do yoga?“ she asked. I took a deep inhale and a deep exhale, I didn’t see that coming. What is the purpose of yoga? I asked myself? I caught myself thinking; what an excellent question! Hm, how do I answer that without opening up a can of worms? I looked at her thoughtfully, the line still getting longer behind me, my thoughts scrambling for a short and truthful, yet adequate answer. I said; „It makes you more OK. Yoga makes you more OK with this world and yourself.“ She nodded. My answer seemed like it made sense to her.
What does yoga do for you?
This happened in late June 2018 – I truly believe YOGA with all its limbs has the power to make you more OK. Keep practicing!