Crazy Wisdom

As I was preparing for my 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at the end of January, I came across a term that resonated with me: “Crazy Wisdom.”

According to the Yoga Tradition, Its History, Literature, Philosophy, and Practice, the definition of Crazy Wisdom is a unique mode of teaching, which avails itself to seemingly irreligious or unspiritual means in order to awaken the conventional ego-personality from its spiritual slumber.

The unconventional means used by skilled teachers who teach in this risky manner seem crazy or mad in the eyes of ordinary people, who seldom look beyond appearances. Crazy-wisdom methods are designed to shock, but their purpose is always benign.

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