Apparently this is so. Because whatever I have, Ashtanga Voices don’t want it!
Today, I received an email from their fearless leader notifying me that they have “postponed” their acceptance of me as a co-blogger based on the concern “a few” of their participants (what, are there like 5 participants altogether?) had about, well, me posting on their blog. The fear is that if my posts could be construed in even a sliver of negative light, then it would stir up unwanted controversy. Well, hell, you know differing opinions will tend to do that. And if having a differing opinion from someone who disses my teacher without permitting a counterpoint view is wrong, then you know I have no plans to be right.
I expected nothing different when I sent my inquiry to the leader of Asana-obsessed Voices dot blogspot dot com.
My motivation? I thought it would be nice to say something positive about Guy and Lori and Ashtanga Yoga Shala, without saying anything negative about any other teachers. In other words, I hoped to offer to balance the views already presented on there.
Now, no cries of free speech please. A private forum, such as theirs is, is fully entitled to present only that point of view to which they themselves subscribe, which is to say that they are fully entitled to censor. And they did.
Course I knew they would.
And that’s okay by me. I feel better having asked.
Look, if you want the news that spins toward the left, don’t watch the Fox News Network. If you want a balanced view of Guy Donahaye’s teaching, don’t read that other blog. Or make sure you read this one too. Or read Elise’s blog. She’s in Mysore now, but is a longtime student of Guy.