“Most Yoga Teachers Turned Me Away.” {Video} ~ Amy Lanza

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on Sep 14, 2012
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“Just because I can’t do it today, doesn’t mean that I can’t do it someday” ~Arthur

I was so impressed by this man’s determination and persistance. It shows the power of our bodies and minds and how yoga can help strengthen both.

Not every community is so accepting and encouraging and it felt good to know that something I practice is so beneficial to others in ways that I can’t imagine.

Sometimes I need a reminder that the little things I concern myself with, don’t matter.

Hopefully watching this puts everything into perspective, at least for a little while. We need more people like him, and those who helped him, in this world. If everyone had that same determination combined with compassion for both themselves and others, we would live in a truly amazing place.



Amy Lanza is a former English teacher, dancer and yoga enthusiast who speaks Italian and Korean and has an incurable case of wanderlust. She is currently living in NYC where she finds constant inspiration in the city around her. You can find her at Shmamy.tumblr.com.



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7 Responses to ““Most Yoga Teachers Turned Me Away.” {Video} ~ Amy Lanza”

  1. nmandine says:

    What a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing. Going running and try to break my record now! Thanks for the inspiration!! 😀

  2. shawna says:

    Nothing like a good little inspirational cry in the morning to get you going! thanks for sharing!

  3. GreatNorthSky says:

    OMG !!!!!!! Amy Lanza, Thank You, The Light Of Each And Everyone Of Our SOUL's Is So Powerful :: नमस्ते

  4. Love, love, love it…truly inspirational!

  5. Bijou says:

    Super inspiring!

  6. guest says:

    omg, that's so much better than any wedding proposal and cat video. congratulations ! what an amazing achievment.