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Day 99 San Diego-Prana Yoga-Gerhard Gessner

Nobel Peace Prize Winnin' OmBama

Nobel Peace Prize Winnin' OmBama

“YO” BAMA “OM” BAMA bama… bama SHANTI SHANTI “YO”

The pep rally creatin’ YoYo’s happily sang this YoYo original after hearin’ the joyous news that our Prez was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for his most uncommon efforts to bring peace, love and happiness to the world!

The high-spirited YoYos knew this 99th day, the almost last before makin’ our way to the fall colored Sierras was the perfect time to explore deepenin’ workshops, begin the launch of YoYo reader contributions and start on the super cool ,“Have Yoga Mat will Travel” YoYo guidebook to “not to miss” studios and teachers on the west coast.

Gerhard Gessner

Gerhard Gessner

And so it was, on this concludin’ SoCal afternoon , that the YoYos were to take a self-inflicted internal final exam and investigate all they had learned from our “off the charts” guides as today, we’d challenge our strength of body in class of “tough as nails “ teacher, Gerhard Gessner and our equanimity, strength of mind , as annoying , self promotin’ politicians begin their chronic Obama trash talkin’.

Gerhard and his baby girl

Gerhard and his baby girl

Enterin’ this weekly Vinyasa 2/3 class at the stunnin’, expansive, light-filled Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, our master teacher began by generously providin’ expert guidance on feelin’ and tweekin’ our muscles as he skillfully unfolded each body part in the intensely difficult sequences that crescendoed with some kinda feet flyin’ in air, arm balancin’ on elbow, headonfloorasana… or twisted variation. This patient guide seemingly understood every sinew in the body as he opened it, worked it, and stretched it before attemptin’ to help us find an elusive modification of somethin’ we’d only seen on the cover of Yoga Journal. Difficult but excitin’, this experienced teacher assisted, adjusted and encouraged this skilled clan to attempt something new and work it the way the body allowed… today.

What a wonderful lesson! It made us think… if Obama would have given up anywhere along the line… the outcome of today’s Peace Prize would have been different. When ya think about what he has accomplished with unwavering calmness and unshakable perseverance… a little ‘ol handstand seems kinda tame.

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