Intention of Yoga…

“Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.”

– Some Yoga wisdom from the Upanishads

Today I downloaded this saying form a sheet in the Teacher Resources

I was looking for something to show to some curious teenagers who were stitting around our dining table trying to work out what kind of yoga centre they wanted to go to.  I guess it gave me cause for thought on my recent bitch about yoga celebritism… there’s nothing like a spontaneous leadership moment to remind you that you are also just another kid in the wilderness…

Watching the growth of ego in young people is a fascinating and frightening journey.  As they navigate the brutal world of high school tribes, winners/losers, and finding their own place in the world.  This generation also has to think about personal brand in a larger way than ever before thanks to the personal broadcast mediums like FaceBook.

BTW – if you are involved with raising or teaching littler children you will draw inspiration from Kim McCormics article on “Yoga For Kids”.


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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