The harder you push, the more benevolent we become

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The harder you push, the more benevolent we become

Some of our teachers work us to the bone.

But they always do it with a huge smile on their face. And students never resent them for challenging us.

In fact, the harder they push us, the more benevolent and comedic they becomes. Like when we’re forced do an extra set of triangle or bonus pushups between situps. In between grunts and exhales, one teacher will yell out her favorite meme:

Love you, mean it.

You just can’t help but crack up. It’s the perfect balance between working hard and playing harder.

How many teachers do you have who make you sweat and smile at the same time?

Scott Ginsberg is the author of 40 books, a TEDx speaker, the world record holder of wearing nametags, and the author A Year in Hot Yoga: Daily Meditations for On and Off the Mat. Scott is a Community Leader at Yoga Tribe Brooklyn, where he is a daily practitioner and the Managing Editor of their award winning blog. Learn more at

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