‘Yoga has helped me open my mind to the possibilities of good health and life’

It’s always good to see a new post from Robbie Norris at Richmond Private Yoga. Maybe you get tired of his good news stories, but I don’t. His latest:

As the packed room of 20 men rested at the end of the Richmond City Justice Center (Richmond City Jail) yoga class, I realized I wanted to know more about this young man who looks like a track and field star, and whose quiet nature has an element of somberness that often suggests internal struggle.

“Thank you — this is a powerful statement,” I told him.  “If you’d like to share this, so that someone else who can relate to your situation might see it, and be prompted to explore the benefits of yoga, then I can put it on the internet.”  Marcelius brightened, looked directly into my eyes, and said, “I want you to, that’s why I signed it.”

I told him the statement is excellent —  except that it offers no clue of his circumstances or where he learned yoga, and that he might consider giving it some context.  The following class, Monday, March 26, he gave me another letter and said, “This goes before the other one.”

You’ll have to click the link to see the letters — and to get the opportunity to encourage Marcelius to keep at the yoga.

Posted by Steve

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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