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My Fifteen Minutes

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The week that the article about my yoga makeover came out, I first found out from my friends who have subscriptions to Yoga Journal. I got a few phone calls and some e-mails, including one from an old friend who I hadn't seen in a few years. It was a little shocking, to say the least. Having an article about you in a national publication is a pretty exposing thing. And, having that article focus on a private struggle is even more daunting.

While I wouldn't call myself a particularly private person, this was a lot even for me. In the spirit of the project, I turned to yoga to try to deal with my disquiet about the article. It turned out to be an effective tool. I spent a couple days focusing on restorative poses. I did a lot of forward bends and other seated poses, and spent a long time in Savasana. I was really trying to use the practice to obtain a sense of peace and balance with myself, which worked really well. Ironically, much of my disquiet was anticipatory. It was actually a few weeks after the article came out that I actually was able to get a copy for myself. By then, the yoga had calmed me down and I was able to really enjoy the article.

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I for one love reading your blog entries.
I started yoga in February,once weekly in an hour long class,and now am doing it at least 3 times a week,and find I turn to it quite often to re-center me,when life knocks me off kilter.
It is truly amazing what it does for us,isnt it?
Keep up the good work!
Namaste....:)

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