Are you competitive in yoga class? Maybe not on purpose? Or maybe it’s a internal competitiveness either for a personal goal….or maybe you’re feeling just a bit self-judgmental. (Did we make up a new term?)

Essentially, we’re a pretty competitive society (hello, capitalism!) – it often helps us understand progress and encourages us to reach the “next level.” Sometimes competition is good and healthy and whatnot, but part of what makes yoga different from other life stuff is that it asks WHY. Or, rather, it encourages YOU to ask why.

Today.com reached out to us for input on competitiveness in yoga class. ‘What are ways to not be competitive?’ they wanted to know. We thought about it for a minute and then YD founder Jennilyn Carson offered some tips.