These days, with the growth of yoga downward dogging across our country, many yogis and studios seem to claim they know how to do it better, more enlightened and more spiritual than the next. Although, admittedly some classes preach none of this (like Tara Stiles who firmly believes it’s more about the exercise). But for the rest of us, when we’re talking about spirituality and finding our true inner selves with our “teacher”, it can often become a struggle of egos of who’s doing it “right” and who’s not. And you know what that means: yoga snobs abound.
If you’ve wondered at times whether you were getting dangerously close to becoming “yogier than thou”–you know, feeling like others just don’t “get it”, here are nine telltale signs that can bring you back down to your mat. And even if you don’t think you are a yoga snob yourself, if you go to enough classes, you will surely recognize these yogis: More