I only got connected with Cora Wen through Facebook. I forget exactly how. I’ve come to love her posts and her take on yoga.
Now The Magazine of Yoga has published a two-part interview with Cora. This link is to Part 1, where Cora discusses being a yoga crone (along with Angela Farmer, Indra Devi, and other older female yoga teachers), and how they’ve served as role models for how to age well.
As well as race/ethnicity and gender and body differences.
In Part 2 of the interview, Cora talks about being a yoga teacher, chi, and living a life touched by yoga.
Love this quote:
That seems to be the thing my students always say: “You’re just so you.” Well, I want you to be you. I want you to disagree with me. I don’t want you to do what I say. I want you to think for yourself. I want you to be curious. I want you to be playful. I don’t want you just to listen to me. I don’t want you to repeat what I say. I want you to be you. Maybe I can help you see that. Being you is okay.
Read on for Cora’s take on the most important of the Yoga Sutras, and why.