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Everything after ‘should’ is just violence

Everything after ‘should’ is just violence

I have just read this book. I’m not even going to mention the title because I’m fairly convinced it’s the most awful yoga book I’ve ever read.

Why you ask? The shoulds.

In therapy, there is this term: ‘negging’. It refers to making someone feel bad about themselves so they will do what you want.

I counted the word shouldTWO HUNDREDtimes in a book that barely made 300 pages, including the foreword, introduction, and title spacer pages. This was a huge red flag that negging was going on - as yoga teacher Cora Wen says,

‘Everything after ‘should’ is just violence.’