(and it’s not about nailing an Instagram photo)
Badass yogis are grounded AF.
As much as they strive to be enlightened and on the path of spiritual growth, they also don’t see themselves as better, more enlightened, or more spiritual than anyone else. Badass yogis know their role is to hold space and provide light, and they do so with the humbleness of knowing that we are all human. Badass yogis may love their rainbows and unicorns, but they also know they are human and are grounded in knowing they make mistakes, can be led by their egos, and have their own ish too.
Badass yogis don’t leave it all on the mat.
Badass yogis leave their stress, their ish, and whatever else they need to leave on the mat, however they don’t leave their practice on the mat. When a badass yogi steps off the mat that is where the hardest practice begins. Maybe it’s trying not to flip off the driver who just cut you off, maybe it’s digging really deep to find just a tiny bit more patients, whatever it is, badass yogis live the yogi life on and off the mat. It’s hard stuff, but badass yogis aren’t afraid of the challenge to walk the walk and talk the talk, even when it means doing some self-reflection (because they are Grounded AF).
Badass yogis make peace with their egos.
Badass yogis know they are human and therefore have an ego. They are always working on their relationship with their ego, knowing they are stuck with it. Badass yogis know that sometimes their egos take over, they are human too, but they aren’t afraid of the phrase “Check yo self, before you wreck yo self,” they know they need to check their egos and continuously and consciously make the decision to come from a place of compassion and empathy rather than ego and self. Badass yogis know they will never be able to be rid of their ego, so instead, badass yogi are aware of and work on their relationships with their egos.