Listen up, yogis.
You are not your body. You’re not your car, house, job, or your circumstances. You are not your pedigree or where you went to school. You’re not what you think or say. You are not your fucking yoga clothes. And you are not your monkey mind.
Welcome to YOGA CLUB.
The first rule of Yoga Club: You do not just talk about Yoga. You practice it.
2nd rule: You DO NOT just talk about Yoga! You practice it!
3rd rule: If someone yells “Stop!”, goes limp, taps out: this is NOT asana.
4th rule: There is no fight. Only flow.
5th rule: One breath at a time, yogis.
6th rule: No bullshit, no shoes, no socks.
7th rule: Mindfulness will go on as long as you make it so.
And the 8th + final rule of Yoga Club: If this is your first time at Yoga Club, you have to yoga.
BECAUSE WE’RE ALL THE SAME PERSON. THE SAME BREATH. THE SAME DIVINE PRACTICE.
Question is, are you in?
Mad respect to my inspiration for this piece, Mr. Chuck Palahniuk + his brilliant novel Fight Club. You can read the 8 rules of Fight Club here.
(artwork credit: © Y is for Yogini; soap dish background photo (altered) from Fight Club film poster – Fox 2000 Pictures)