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The Thread of Yoga

I have this one shirt. It's a favorite shirt, worn out in all the right places, but even when it was new I found a piece of thread dangling from the hem. I hesitated to pull or cut it because I feared it would damage the integrity of the shirt. Now when I feel the tickle of the thread I hesitate slapping it away as I would a mosquito. Instead I feel the thread, know that it's there on purpose, and see if I can relax into the perfect imperfectness of this shirt. My yoga practice is a bit like that shirt... For nearly 2 months, I have been away from home and practicing what I can when I can and where I can. The beautiful thing is that my practice is now 20 years old and with this long of a rel

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