Don’t Call Me A Yogi

In my line of work (teaching yoga), it isn’t politically correct to want to make any significant kind of money. It’s difficult to have honest and open conversations about the subject because there is an air of nobility around poverty (or close to it). Just like nuns or monks, a “real” yogi (can’t believe I just used that word) doesn’t care about money. Or, at least, you’re not supposed to. 

You’re supposed to be concerned about sharing yoga with your community, or with the world at large with no financial ambition whatsoever. That is the truly commendable path.

I say, fuck that. That is completely impractical. And it serves NO ONE. No one truly benefits in this scenario. 

It makes me wonder, is that the point?