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Valentine Be Mine
Our Abiding Love for All Things Linda-Sama
BY THE MAGAZINE OF YOGA STAFF
Conversation: Linda-Sama Karl
Linda-Sama Karl, Part Two
Website Linda’s Yoga Journey
Linda-Sama Karl Metta Yoga
I have always written about what my real yoga is.
I really don’t know how often I can repeat this before people understand it:
I don’t care what your yoga is, I know what mine is, but one thing that I know is that if something isn’t changing for you off the mat or off the cushion, then it’s not yoga.
That’s Yoga Sutras 101.
It’s Valentine’s Day, day of expressing affection and declaring esteem.
We’re no different here at The Magazine of Yoga than other bashful admirers are when they try to describe grand feelings. So with our cheeks burning, we’ll cut to the chase.
Linda Sama-Karl we seriously heart you
Yes, we had a book review planned for today – it’s Monday after all, it’s the day we break down critical culture into think-about-it chunks. But there will be other Mondays for book reviews.
And none of them will be the day after you broke our hearts.
Dude, WTF?!! No more Linda’s Yoga Journey? Where will we go for our dose of furious beauty? To whom will we turn for our Dame Linda laughter, hippy chic straight-talk and rebellious passion for truth?
Honestly, the world will be ineffably poorer without your voice.
Well before blogging about yoga became the Justin Bieber of every thirty year old’s crisis of meaning, the indefatigable author of Linda’s Yoga Journey defined the frontier of telling it like you see it and sealing it with a namaste.
No other voice so richly calls out and responds to the twists and turns of yoga culture in the new millennium.
In the days before the hysteria of commenting click counts, controversy baiting and snarking for pageviews, Linda-Sama Karl was the bold, brash kiss-my-baddhakonasana independent practitioner/ teacher who was never afraid to look for the practical reality of yoga in the day to day vicissitudes of life.
The doyenne of the yoga blogs, as we described her last year, is also the queen of passionate faith in doing yoga.
Linda asks the world,
Does the phrase “been there, done that” have any meaning?
Yes! Yes it does. It means come and write a monthly Linda column with us.
Be here, do us, um, this. The Magazine.
Do we love you? Yes. Do we respect you? Yes.
If you don’t write, it’s just a blogosphere full of like-minded people! Where’s the texture? What about spanda? What about polyphony?
What about us?!
I don’t need to write anymore because it’s all already being said on a daily basis.
We don’t mind begging. In public.
Nobody does it quite the way you do.
You either dance with life or burn and become bitter. There isn’t any other choice. Change is inevitable and unavoidable. It’s just life.
And real yoga is always about life.
Linda-Sama Lovers of the world unite
Email, tweet, blog, fb Linda to write a monthly column for us. Send her the URL for this column and tell her how happy you would be to dance with her some more.
Come home to the people who value you for your refuse-to-be-bowed-by-homogenized-culture self, Linda. Tear us to shreds, disagree with every word we print, but don’t say no.
Because TMOY loves you, baby.
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