Always Be a First-Rate Version of Yourself

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We as humans put on many masks so we can “fit in” with society. What happens when we begin to shed the masks and embrace who we truly are? I came across this Judy Garland quote the other day and I thought I would share it here with you lovely yogis and yoginis.

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” Judy Garland

Thich Nhat Hanh Quote For Yoga Class

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate a bit more meaning into my yoga classes, so I’m not just teaching asana. One way I incorporate more meaning into my yoga classes is by offering quotes from some of my favorite teachers. I find these inspirational quotes in books, online, and in discussions with friends and family. Yoga is so much more than asana… although I’m not gonna lie, most of us start off on a purely physical path and that’s okay. As our practice evolves and our awareness expands we learn so much more than we ever intended to. Here is a lovely inspirational quote from Thich Nhat Hanh on being in the present moment and finding happiness.

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Your task is not to seek for love… Rumi


I know this is where my work lies. It’s been a long and sloppy process of breaking down barriers for me and it’s been a tremendous growing experience. Yoga saved my life.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built. -Rumi

Autumn Adams
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