10 Things You Will Never Hear the Partner of a Yogi Say (Unless They Are a Yogi). ~ Debbie Lawson

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on May 13, 2013
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Does your yogi spouse drive you crazy?

We often read about the way yoga positively transforms and enriches our lives, but we do not often stop to consider the people who help us make this transformation possible. The partners of dedicated yogis are an unheard voice amongst the ever growing yoga population. This article is dedicated to those that support and pick up the slack for us as we travel further along on the yoga journey.

  1. Of course I enjoy the way you wake me up each morning at 5.30am to meditate and share that special space with you.

  2. I do not mind at all that you have taken my study (and boy’s space) and made it a mini ashram, complete with Ganesh statues and now have full moon meditations in it every month.

  3. Those Lululemon pants are completely worth the money and there is absolutely no need to reflect on your attachment to this brand as being un-yogic.

  4. Please do yet another weekend course. I completely understand how important it is to your development. I will take care of the kids.

  5. It is nice how you have made my lovely car into a yoga wagon. I love how it is filled with blocks, mats and straps all the time. And the way Snatam Kaur blasts out of the CD player as soon as I switch it on is always a joy.

  6. The way our home smells of incense all the time is great. I especially like the way it gets into my shirts, and how I go to the office smelling like a temple all day long.

  7. I agree, now that you are a yoga teacher, you can help my back pain more than my faithful chiropractor and masseur. I will fire them forthwith.

  8. There is nothing I enjoy more at the end of a hard day than watching you master another pose in front of the television, and then being questioned on whether there is any improvement.

  9. Of course our friends think there is nothing odd about discussing Patanjali sutras over dinner and bidding them Namaste at the end of the evening instead of goodbye.

  10. Our friends do not find your constant yoga musings boring. I think their house warming invite must have just gotten lost in the post…


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debbie lawson

Debbie Lawson
is a Sydney based yoga teacher working at Adore Yoga. She is also a mother and an occasional writer of short articles based in her reflections of her own life journey both on and off the mat. To find out more visit: dharmabumsyoga.com.



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19 Responses to “10 Things You Will Never Hear the Partner of a Yogi Say (Unless They Are a Yogi). ~ Debbie Lawson”

  1. Anouscka says:

    this could have been our household (aside from the lululemon part…I don't own those pants except for shorts…)an

  2. livetstrae says:

    Fun 🙂

  3. Dawn says:

    Brilliant! 😀

  4. Nicki says:

    Another great article Deb! Had a good giggle xx

  5. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the comments and taking the time out if your busy lives to read the article. I hope it bought a wee smile to your faces 🙂

  6. Robyn says:

    All these need is to be slapped on to a Ryan Gosling photo!

  7. Sara says:

    Loved it!


  8. Lalana says:

    Sending this to my husband right now because he will totally relate:)

  9. Kitten says:

    Funny…but please refer to massage therapists as that, and not "masseur". Much appreciated.

  10. BBolder says:

    Loved the photo

  11. Myrna says:

    Very funny! Loved it! So true!

  12. debbielawson1 says:

    Hi Kitten apologies for any offence caused. Completely my oversight for not using the correct title that explains the amazing work massage therapists do X

  13. amphibi1yogini says:

    #8 is actually bogus. It should not be in any yoga teacher's lexicon.
    Just saying.
    Yoga is not a pose to be mastered, and is not about the poses.

    I give a pass to "in front of the TV" … I assume there is recorded instruction going on, or that their living space is too small to have a dedicated yoga practice space … though sometimes, an in-home yoga studio (that does double-duty with periodic actual clients) could be shoehorned in to a New York City size apartment …

  14. Sof says:

    Actually #8 is the partner of the Yogi speaking so that person may very well use the word "master"…
    besides it's all just supposed to be humorous and in good fun. What do you care if someone does yoga in front of a TV or not? Nice judgement there.

  15. Michelle says:

    Hilarious! Thank you for the chuckles. Spot on.

  16. Andrew Nathan says:

    Guilty! haha

  17. Stacey B says:

    This is cute! Happily, my partner is also a yogi and burns more incense than I do…

  18. Carl says:

    Funny. Sending it to my girlfriend. However – boys space?! Is and will always be referred to as man cave 😉