Saturday, November 17, 2018

#Yoga Today ~ Watch Out for D-GAP

I hope I have been a good steward of the practice of yoga and that each and every one of you has gained some insight and found strength in our weekly practice. I have had many conversations with each of you and shared many of your triumphs and your tragedies. Just remember I love all of your wonderful and beautiful souls.

Remember that yoga is not simply coming to class and doing the poses. It is a way of life that calls upon you to learn, know and master yourself. What I have learned is that life is full of incredible people and experiences; what I know is that life is constantly changing and as well as its beauty it is full of deceit, greed, anger and pride. What I have mastered is the ability to be at peace with what is – sometimes you have to stop questioning and just let it be.

Every single day you will be confronted with the four great passions of life. Deceit, greed, anger and pride reside within each of us. To master these is to be aware of them as they surface and then use the tools of yoga for change. When deceit arrives be honest, when greed arrives be generous, when anger arrives be compassionate and understanding, and when pride arrives be humble.

This requires balance, strength, flexibility and peace. Let’s get started.


John Wooden, a UCLA head basketball coach, nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood,” said,” Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

The ego is a powerful force,so remember life has handed each of us a special talent; be humble and grateful. If life hands you fame use it wisely to make the world a better place. Be grateful for those who support your efforts. But remember self-importance and conceit are self-given so be careful. Self-importance has a way of destroying both talent and fame.

I would like to thank all of you for supporting this yoga class for all these years. Do not think of it as an ending or a good-bye. We may not physically gather but when souls really touch each other they never disappear. Take what I have taught you and make the world a better place and we will all stay connected to the beauty of life.

Happy Holidays; I celebrate the place where our souls have met.


Doctor Lynn

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