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If You Do Not Leave Your Brain Behind
Be wary of Yoga teachers who claim they know (better than you) what you should do.
NOT OK: sleep deprivation, crazy diets, 'selfless service' aka exploitation, ...
Euphoric states may feel great, but they numb your critical thinking.
Els Coenen - June 2023
In April 2021, on a beautiful spring day, my bosom friend
Henny stood at my front door holding Yogini in her palms as if it were a fragile baby.
"I made this," she said, looking at the earth-colored figurine like a mother taking her child to daycare for the first time and already feeling the pain of parting. “Don't ask me why, but it's for you."
Since that day, Yogini humbly and graciously welcomed my visitors from the low cabinet in the hallway.
Then came the time when plans to gather ideas for a suitable book cover failed one after another. I whined to Henny about this.
"What about Yogini?” she said.
At that, I opened the door to the hallway and looked at the figurine.
Her gaze fixed on the ceiling, she muttered, "Yes, of course. My dear creator is right. That's why I'm here. I’m so glad you finally figured it out. Free me, please!"
Els & Hendrika (Henny) De Hantsetters
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