I had such a fun weekend in Detroit. I felt pretty badass taking a boxing lesson and getting a new tattoo. I also enjoyed taking a break from being online so much, swimming in the hotel pool, and working on a novel.
Lately I've been pondering what it means to be a badass. I'm not convinced that in order to be a badass yogi, you need to know all the advanced postures. You don't have to have a perfect flow or a perfect body.
You don't have to be able to sit in meditation for hours, still as a statue.
In order to be a badass yogi, I think you need to learn to leave your ego at the door.
You learn to trust the teacher, and the energy of the students that surround you.
You let go.
A badass yogi knows she's beautiful because she's smiling (or calm as a cucumber, depending on the pose), not because she's being watched by those around her.
My trainer Dan from Detroit.
A badass yogi is playful, caring, and loving to others.
A badass yogi gives back, shares in community, and has an open mind and an open heart.
And a badass yogi knows when it's good to have a sense of humor... like when you fart in class, or fall on your face because you're exerting 110% on every pose.
Are you a badass yogi? :)
PS If you need an extra laugh...this video is totally badass: