It was something that crossed my mind when I was practicing yoga earlier. We live in a world where everything is about the self.
And the short answer is yes.
But to see yoga as selfish we need to see both sides. When I practice yoga I do it for myself. I do it because it makes ME feel good both physically and mentally. But yoga also makes me feel more conscious about everything and everybody around me. It’s easy in the modern world we live in to isolate yourself in your little bubble. We are all living on the edge of stress and it can be hard to make room for somebody else when you don’t feel like you have enough space for yourself. (Of course it’s not everybody that feels this way)
But when I practice yoga, look into myself I discover that it is also easier to see other people and everything around me. Everything becomes more attainable.
So yeah, in my opinion yoga is selfish. But to make room for others you have to make room for yourself. As the old saying says. You can’t love anybody else if you don’t love yourself first.
I believe that loving yourself isn’t something you should be ashamed of. You should feel good about yourself and accept the things you cannot change (like in my last post! Really something I live by)
I have just learned to be me.
Be yourself because everyone else is taken.
Have a wonderful day to you all!