My father is among the best teachers I’ve ever had, on the mat and off. He taught me to breathe, to cry, to listen and to ask questions.
Every day he continues to teach me about love and support. I try to think of ways to give back to him, and there is no golf club, tennis lesson or pair of yoga shorts in the world that could do the trick.
Thank you for teaching me about a life well lived. Happy Father’s Day, Pop!
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As a side note, you may have guessed that none of these photos are of my Dad. But they are Dads, and they do yoga. So I’ve made some kind of strained connection as an excuse to post more pictures of yoga yum. You’re looking at Sting, Hugh Jackman and Russell Simmons. Happy Father’s Day, guys. Namaste. And enjoy!
One of the places I teach has a mirror-lined wall. I encourage students to use it for alignment, when appropriate, but to keep the focus inside.
That said, I’d like to take a momentary break from the spiritual to appreciate the, ahem, more physical benefits of yoga. Think of it as an added inspiration for the New Year, or, enjoy on a purely visual level.