Another Yoga Day…

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”

– Some Yoga wisdom from B.K.S. Iyengar

There is a lot in this – thanks B.K.

I was thinking of a friend of mine who died all-too-soon from cancer when I drew this yoga quote from my pile of books today.   Treatment for cancer has come a long way, and survival is more often the rule.  Sadly not for my friend.  It’s a difficult reflection but I do have fond memories of days hangin’ out post-diagnosis yackin’ about things, including yoga.  My friend and I met at one of Sydney’s prominent yoga centres so it started as a bit of a yoga journey.  Weirdly – she had a theory that lots of yoga practitioners got cancer because they were “mobilising energy”… can’t say I agree.  Also weird, but in a weirdly postitive way was how the cancer changed things – over time we retreated from the yoga centre to the couch and that’s where most of our conversations took place in her last year.  I LOVED the time spent just hangin’ out.  It was like the cancer gave us permission to do so.

So that’s my yoga wisdom for the day – couch time, pizza, whatever.


Yoga Genie

Chief Bloggist, Yoga Whatever…

Yoga Genie

Yoga Genie

Restaurant reviewers find it easier to travel incognito, and so do I. I travel a lot for work and use this as an excuse check out yoga classes, yoga courses and yoga colleges around my home country, Australia. In this yoga blog, I refer to yoga centres in Sydney. I am not actually a yoga teacher, just a passionate yoga student.

I have practised yoga in the US and have done yoga courses in India but have no bias towards any yoga style. Actually, maybe I am biased to a yoga style, or at least certain methods of education applied in yoga courses, but I’ll leave it to you to find out what that is. My mission? I just want people to think a little deeper about yoga.

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