How To Go With The Flow
Yoga Journal|February 2018
How To Go With The Flow

Wish you were better able to accept hot and cold, noisy and silent, joy and sorrow? Cyndi Lee shows us how.

Cyndi Lee

ON A HOT DAY LAST SUMMER, I was teaching in an old brewery turned yoga studio in Berlin, Germany. It was sweltering outside, and there were no fans or air conditioning in the building, so we opened all the tiny windows that lined the walls. As I settled in to teach to a packed room, we heard a steady, loud hammering on the old roof right next door. It wasn’t the kind of noisy machinery you’d hear in a big city like New York; it was just a couple of guys on the roof, pounding away all morning.

As you can imagine, the room wasn’t exactly feeling settled. While it would have been nice if those workers stopped banging, that isn’t how life works, is it? It’s hard to get everything lined up just right all the time— everything arranged just the way we like it so that we can finally be relaxed and content.

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February 2018