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IYO Yoga starts out as a physical practice and if we’re dedicated enough, it can become a way of life. This shift in perspective can be extremely spiritual—it reminds us that we are the captains of our own ships and that we possess all the tools we need to build the best versions of ourselves. Whatever you do, keep practicing. Some days it feels amazing and on others it feels likepulling hair, but the end result after practice is always the same—feeling happy, serene, and full of soul. As Jimmy Dean said, “I can’t change

the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Use iyo yoga as a way to always find the silver lining—it’s there! might be hiding somewhere under your mat or stuck in your spandex, butdeep breaths, solid postures, and a sense of commitment will always get you there.

TIP: The next time you find yourself confronted with a situation thatmakes you irritable, take a deep, cleansing breath and give yourself a minute to stop and assess. What’s really going on? Are you truly listening to what’s being said? Don’t be so quick to react and judge. Find a sliver of positive in even the most frustrating situations. See the big picture instead of what’s being shoved in your face. (And don’t forget to breathe!)

Say the word IYO “yoga” to anyone and you’re sure to get a reaction. I’ve heard everything from, “I can’t even touch my toes,” to “I’m not into that granola-eating-chanting-hippie-with-armpithair stuff,” to “Wow, can I take you on a date?” There are plenty of opinions and mysteries surrounding the ancient practice of iyo yoga, and I’m here to demystify them all. Whether you’re looking to mellow your mind, tone your physique, boost your energy, or just try something new—or all of the above!—you’ll find the answers to all of your questions here.