This Blog is not About Safety

This blog is not about safety

I am convinced that the reason that most of the Yoga stuff out there is about poses is because it is safe.

I am convinced that Yoga celebrities talk about their clothes, handstands and hair because it is safe.

I am convinced that most of the yoga information being shared is externally oriented because it is safe.

I am not interested in safe.

I am not interested in maintaining the safety of my ego. I want to blow it wide open.

I want to take all my Self defeating thoughts and vritis and blow them to pieces.

I want to implode and have nothing left but the Self.

I am not interested in holding my spirit hostage in the cage of my thoughts.

This blog is not about safety.

It is about taking a hard, painfully deep radical look at all I hold dear and being willing to throw it in the fire.

It is the willingness to lose everything that is not the Self. That includes readership and support.

I will not censor this beingness.

This blog is not about safety.

I don’t make any money from this blog.

There are no ads.

I am not a Yoga celebrity.

I have no endorsements.

I drained every penny of my savings to go to Mysore.

This blog is not about safety.

I have no interest in safety.

I want to blow the lid off of collective insanity.

The insanity of a world where people who are not happy are trying to teach people how to be happy.

A world where if people share Yoga information that has nothing to do with how to perform asana, they are vilified.

A world where my fellow bloggers are telling me that they are afraid to blog about what is important to them because they get crucified when they do.

A world where bloggers who write about what they ate for dinner last night are loved and those who want to change the world are laid low.

This blog is not about safety.

Let’s grow together.

Let’s change the face of Yoga together.

Let’s dialogue together.

In Love, not hate.

Not in safety but in courage.

This blog is not about safety.




Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail shanna@ashtangayogaproject.com.


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