I was recently reminded, though a conversation with a friend of mine who is interested in yoga but finds the costs prohibitive, of the debate that has arisen more than once before around money and the practices of enlightenment.
When the question is asked: “Why are these classes/courses/workshops so expensive?” the answer that is most often given is, “If people don’t value things in a monetary sense, they won’t value it in other ways.” Another way to put it is to say that if a class or course is free, for example, people aren’t inclined to commit to it with the same verve that they would have if the same was more expensive. More »
Although I have never actually asked myself this question, I think it’s definitely an idea that’s out there circling through the minds of yogis around the world. The reason I’ve never asked myself this question is because I am one of those people who has a body that is naturally suited for yoga. This is not something that I can take credit for, nor is it my fault. I was born this way.
Nearing the halfway mark in January often makes it rather apparent that our New Year’s resolutions are going to faulter once again. This is not always the case, but the majority of us will attest to the futility of making these kinds of inspired, yet ultimately flacid, promises to ourselves at the strike of midnight on the 31st of December.