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So many yoga practitioners consider their laid back attitude to be their greatest asset, their “calling card”, if you will, of their practice.
Indeed, the ability to stay calm, live in the moment, and remain patient is a tremendous virtue…until it gets in the way of other people’s lives.
Here’s the thing, there are soooooooo many yoga instructors out there who answer emails and phone calls when they feel like it and cancel (or just don’t show up for) classes when they don’t feel like it, and don’t understand that these types of behavior are downright disrespectful to their students who depend on them.
Part of being a yogi/ni is about respecting all beings and, though it may seem like a stretch, not responding to other people’s wants, needs, and expectations is a form of disrespect.
If you aspire to be a yogi/ni and not just another yoga teacher, make a commitment to your students, partners, and, yes, bosses. That means returning all messages in a timely fashion, showing up for your commitments ON TIME EVERY TIME, and learning to respect other people’s schedules, even when they don’t necessarily jibe with your own.
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