I Love You!

Come rain or shine, 90 year old Johnny Barnes is at the intersection from 3.45 am to 10 am. And he has been at it for over 25 years now. But he is not there with a hat in his hand. Instead he is there to remind us to go back to our roots. He does this by saying three simple words to every passer by: “I Love You!” It is remarkable how infectious love is and the transformation this has caused all around. If only the rest of us could be Johnny Barnes.

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Pent Up Stress Dissolved

Stress Relief

2001 was the most stressful year of my life. My father passed away & I am a flight attendant(need I say more). When I started Hot Yoga, I immediately noticed months of pent-up stress dissolving. Recently on various occasions fellow employees have approached me to find out what I have been taking or doing to look younger, healthier, & happier.

One friend who I hadn’t seen in 6 months asked if I had been using BOTOX. In each instance I repeated the same mantra, “The only thing I have changed in my life is dedicating myself to yoga” My yoga practice is changing not just my physical appearance, it is transforming my life. Thank you Peter and Yoga Passion.

Credits: This is a testimonial written by Emilia Revere. This has been reposted with permission from Peter Sklivas of Yoga Passion. You can find the original here.

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A Letter From The Past

Bruce Farrer gave an unusual assignment to his students. He asked them to write a 10 page letter to themselves that would be mailed to them 20 years later. What made this unique was that Bruce kept his promise. He stored the letters for 20 years and mailed them to his students, even if it meant spending hours tracking down his students. And he did this year after year. Amazing teacher and a great dedication for his students.

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My Philosophy For A Happy Life

Sam Berns has a rare disease called Progeria, being only one in 350 people around the world with this condition. But as you see in this talk Sam has not allowed this to bring him down. When asked about the one thing that described him, Sam said, “I have a very happy life!”

Sam passed away, January 10, 2014, at the age of 17.

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Singing In The Life Boat

15 Year old Aisha Chaudhary suffers from immune deficiency since birth and now has a serious lung problem that restricts her breathing capacity to less than 20%. But she rephrases Voltaire, “If you are in a shipwreck, do not forget to sing in the lifeboat!” Wise beyond her years, she provides priceless insights on how to live life in the face of difficulties.

This talk was recorded in 2012. Aisha Chaudhary passed away January 2015 at the age of 17 a few hours before the release of her book. But her message still reverberates as we each deal with our own struggles.

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