|Softly it Whispers by Sarah McTernen|
When I started with Yoga eleven years ago, I was turned onto a show called Inhale on the Oxygen network. It was yoga without pomp and circumstance. I respected that. It was an easy beginning lesson. I still enjoy the lively 45 minute workout today on my DVD converted from a VHS recorded in 2003: bad audio, blurry, grainy video and all. It would be nice if someone would put a few episodes on a modern DVD or two, but after waiting over ten years, I am pretty sure that isn’t going to happen.
While checking to see if there was a DVD a number of years ago, I ran across a book by Steve Ross. Along with four or so other books ranging in topics from physics in The Violinist's Thumb to everybody dies in George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones , the business of art in The Artist's Guide and ADD in The ADD Myth (No, I haven’t finished it yet. Stop judging me.), I have been perusing Steve Ross’ Happy Yoga . I love how accessible he makes the knowledge and how simple he makes the practice. There is no judging, no reprimanding, just reminders that we are the source of our own happiness, not the world, not our lovers, not our job; just us individually. Yes, we are part of the world, but we cannot change the world. The only thing that we can change is ourselves. It is through these changes, through choosing to be happy and calm instead of striving and wanting that we find peace. The book gives “7 reasons why there’s nothing to worry about” and I am only up to the second one, though I have skimmed the others. I plan on finishing it, just like the other four books listed above. It will just take me some time. I like the concept of being happy. I am not good at the practice of it, but I like the concept. Maybe I can get back into Yoga as well.
Thanks for reading,