After three weeks of travel, it’s magic to be back home in San Francisco. Today, the sun was shining as I rode my cherry red scooter to my favorite yoga class, feeling the crisp air and joy of being both physically and spiritually back home. The class was packed with students and I smelled a little BO. Not cool. I unrolled my mat, sat down in half lotus position with my hands in my lap and began breathing. This, I thought, is true mind over matter if I can meditate while smelling BO! Alas, people are people. The class began and my thoughts and worries quietly drifted to the back of my consciousness. Halfway through, we practiced one of my favorites: uddiyana bandha.
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