OK, this might not be a popular perception, but has anyone else noticed that yoga enthusiasts are a bit like street preachers?
Just think about some of the more obnoxious born-again types and how they talk about their faith and replace “Jesus” with “yoga”:
“Excuse me, can I talk to you about yoga…?”
“One of these days, you are going to realize your need for yoga.”
“Have you had a personal encounter with yoga?”
“Hey, would you like to join me this Sunday for yoga? There is a new wonderful teacher who can answer all of your questions about yoga…”
“Don’t be afraid; yoga can change your life. You don’t have to give up everything, just add the beauty of yoga…”
“Yoga is calling you; are you hearing its call?”
“Let me tell you the exciting things yoga has done in my life!”
"Yoga covers a multitude of sins."
“There is a yoga workshop Tuesday evening. It’s free—they are so excited about introducing people to yoga. They want to spread the word about yoga.”
“It’s OK, I thought yoga was silly at first too. But then I really studied it and figured it out and it just hit me. Yoga is the way.”
"Let me tell you how yoga spoke to me this morning!"
“There are many choices in this world. Why not try yoga?”
“Have you thought about giving your life to yoga?”
I’m going to be in trouble for this one. But I couldn’t help myself.