5 Things A Yogi Should Never Apologize For

Erin Motz
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Here’s the deal: there’s enough judgment out there without the yoga world putting in their two cents. We are completely entitled to live whatever lifestyle we see fit, so forget about the rules and mandates and march to the beat of your own drum.
 
Never again will you apologize for…
 

Being yourself.

Whether you drink green smoothies and water with lemon before the sun rises, or you prefer mimosas and waffles over brunch, your lifestyle needs no excuses. Knowing (and owning) your own identity is a sign of self-respect. Be wholly YOU, always!
 

Speaking what’s on your mind and heart.

Speaking sincerely from these two places, even when it’s uncomfortable, will always keep your spirit light.
 

Missing yoga in favor of… not going to yoga.

The moment you start doing something out of guilt or obligation, take a break. Do something else to refresh your perspective on it and be at peace with your decision to do so.
 
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Taking a much needed day off for indulgence.

Define this any way you like. For some people it’s a day at the spa, and for others it’s baking three dozen chocolate chip cookies while drinking wine and watching Netflix. If you’re craving something indulgent, go ahead and dive in…
 

And while we’re on the topic, never apologize for having guilty pleasures.

I use the term “guilty” lightly because really, anything that brings you pleasure shouldn’t make you feel guilty. If you like it, then enjoy it whole-heartedly and call it a day.
 

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Erin Motz

Erin is the co-founder of Bad Yogi. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has been teaching yoga for nearly 15 years. You won’t hear much Sanskrit in her online classes, and believes that yoga is for everyone - from the kale loving vegan to the meat eating wine lover.

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