Soon after the birth of my son, I happened to "win" a free yoga class through a work health promotion. I entered the first evening class with knots of stress from working and getting accustomed to parenting, including a lack of sleep. However, with each of the introductory class' basic movements and positions, the stress rapidly eroded away. As I left the class, I found myself pausing in the dark parking lot, looking up into the star-filled sky and feeling nearly overwhelmed by the sensation of 50 pounds (of stress) being removed from my shoulders. From that moment, I believed in the healing power of yoga.
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