The post, along with three years of my tinnitus being silenced two hours a week, would never have been possible without my yoga instructor friend, Amanda. When I first started taking her class at the Y, a photographer student of hers came in with the most gravity-defying picture of Amanda in a one-arm balance pose that took my breath away. It's not actually her in these flying splits, but you have to click through to this image to get a grasp of what I mean (thanks, Jen @ peanutbutterrunner.com). Intimidation? Nah. Amanda is one of the most talented, down-to-earth, encouraging people I've met while living here.
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Amanda first insisted I try crow post (shown to left), or bakasana, and has helped me muster the courage to keep trying it until I can stay there longer than three seconds.
She is a compassionate person, a good friend, and passionate about her own practice. She inspired a character in one of my novellas, and I bet a bit more of her will be squeezed into future stories. You bring much joy and peace into my life, Amanda. For that I say, thanks my friend!
We all have inspiring people in our lives ... so tell them! It's great to get a pat on the back from time to time.