We all get asked that question. My stock response is ‘I’m a yoga teacher’ or ‘I’m an Iyengar yoga teacher’, because people generally mean ‘What do you do to earn money?’. A more truthful response to the actual question would be ‘I do yoga’.
Some people then ask if I don’t ‘get bored doing yoga every day?’. My stock response is ‘Oh no, because it changes all the time.’ But here’s a more accurate one:
Study kinetics, mathematics, physics. Study biology.
Chemistry, biomechanics, semantics, aesthetics.
Study sociology and etymology.
Study physiology, psychology, philosophy. Study theology.
Art, drama, architecture, time-space, space-time.
Study geometry, anthropology. Pedagogy and cosmology.
No. I’m not bored. And you?
Conflict, revolution, resolution.
Cultivate friendliness, compassion, detachment, joy.