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  • HOW YOU DO ANYTHING IS HOW YOU DO EVERYTHING

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    A phrase heard often in a Power Yoga class, specifically when holding a long Warrior 2!  This phrase whispered in my ear last weekend while kayaking with Jared on the Lower Youghiogheny in Ohiopyle. Jared and I meet seven summers ago in the quaint tourist town of Ohiopyle.  We worked alongside each other while raft guiding on the Lower Youghiogheny for about three years.  Since then we have rafted or kayaked together on a number of rivers.  As any kayaking couple will tell you these “dates” can either be the best of times or the worst of times!  Kayaking brings out a lot of my fears (if you flip upside down you can’t breathe being number one) and stories I have about myself (I would be a better kayaker if I would have started younger being my favorite story to tell myself).  Kayaking has also given me the ability to conquer and face those fears.  Being on or near the river is something I absolutely love.  I grew up in Ohiopyle and first rafted when I was 5 years old, although I wouldn’t start kayaking till I was 25.  The river is part of me; her smell, her energy, and the way she can rinse away my day in one quick second constantly draws me to her shores.

    When we put on the river last Sunday I could feel the fearful Amanda sitting in my boat.  The river was higher than the State Park gauge and as we put on Jared threw me a lot of love by saying “I don’t have to stop here and surf, let’s go through Entrance Rapid”.  He did this because he knew I was nervous and sitting and waiting would have only made me more nervous.  Great I thought, once I get through Entrance everything will be ok (how you do anything is how you do everything, Amanda).  In the middle of the rapid I notice Jared floating through the waves like a duck, looking around and enjoying the view, trusting his boat not to flip upside down.  His carefree mood was soon extinguished by me saying “Get going babe, you are in my way”.  Here I am paddling with everything I have thinking the faster I paddle the more control I have and the less likely I am to flip upside down (how you do anything is how you do everything).  Jared simply laughed and paddled faster and at the bottom of the rapid we laughed about my Speedy Gonzales paddle strokes.  On my drive to school the next day I realized there I was paddling so fast to get through the rapid, why? to get to the next rapid and get through that one?  And there’s Jared; floating, smiling, trusting.  Even when I snapped at him to get moving, he wasn’t mad, he laughed! Wow, what a wake up call for me :)

    Part of my inspiration in writing this to say thank you Jared!  Thanks for loving me in spite of my need to control and rush the process.  More importantly thank you for reminding me that it is okay to go with the flow of life!  You Inspire Me Every Single Day.

    Costa Rica December 2008

    Costa Rica December 2008

  • MOGIS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY

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    Breanne Holden

    1. Describe what you have learned through your yoga practice in one word.

    Endurance (both physically and mentally)

    2. Where have you experienced breakthroughs on and off the mat?

    Yoga has been transformative for me.  I’ve really embraced the concept of “going to my edge” or “finding my limit,” and this has led to breakthroughs on and off the mat.  On the mat for obvious reasons; I enjoy pushing myself to try new poses or hold old ones longer and it really amazes me how my limits can change or expand from day to day. Yoga has changed my attitude toward physical activity; I’ve always been very active, but I’m not sure I’ve always put forth as much effort and concentration. It’s definitely a noticeable difference physically; I feel a lot stronger.  Outside of yoga I also find myself employing these same concepts of limits and edges; I can run or cycle longer and stronger, and even in my creative activities (I’m an artist) I feel more of a motivation to push myself to my creative limits. It’s really amazing what yoga has done for both my mind and my body.  I love it!

    3. If you could have one super power, what power would you choose?

    Teleportation!  I’d be somewhere warmer and sunnier…until time for yoga class, of course.

    4. What is your favorite quote?

    Not all those who wander are lost. –J.R.R.Tolkien

    5. What advice would you give to a new Mogi?

    Don’t be discouraged if you feel less flexible or less strong than the people around you. Everyone starts off feeling that way, just keep going and you’ll be amazed at the change that will happen inside (and outside) your practice.

     

    Sam Hall

    1. Describe what you have learned through your yoga practice in one word.

    LOL!  I’m not known for my brevity in speech! One word? …PERSISTENCE

    2. Where have you experienced breakthroughs on and off the mat?

    I’m astounded by the changes in my body: I’m stronger, leaner, and so much more flexible in ways that I never knew were possible.

    Off the mat, I’m amazed at how focusing on my breath has transcended the yoga studio.  I like to play tennis a couple of times a week. When practicing, especially during cardio, I’m far more cognizant of my breathing; when pushed to my limits, I try to regain my even and calm breath.

    On the mat, I’m excited to finally work on my headstand.  I wasn’t confident enough in my own strength for quite a while and avoided the pose. But when I grew bored with shoulder stands and felt that I was no longer challenging myself, I decided to take the leap.  It’s so much fun to have a new challenge!

    3. If you could have one super power, what power would you choose?

    Is balance a super power?  For me, it just might be.

    4. What is your favorite quote?

    “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” – Elizabeth Taylor

    5. What advice would you give to a new Mogi?

    Keep at it! The sheer effort of walking through the door to take that first class required the greatest amount of courage. After that, it’s nothing but pay off. You will be amazed at the changes that you see and feel in one week, one month, three months…I can’t wait to see what one year brings!

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