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What Yoda and Yoga Have in Common -or- Becoming Yoda

January 21, 2014

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My family and I were introduced to YOGA over the holidays, and we were instantly hooked. No, that is not my husband and me in the picture, though I sort of wish it were. (I opted not to post a picture of myself in a yoga pose, because I don’t want you to click away from my blog).

vvdenman Gwen LawrenceWith my #1 New Year’s resolution in mind, I purchased a 20 minute DVD, planned my schedule (yoga every SINGLE evening), and alerted the family of the fun times we would share.

Since then, I’ve heard every YODA joke imaginable. For example:

“Where’d you put the Yoga DVD?”
“Ah . . . take you to it, I will.”

As I press forward in the new year with my exercise routine, I’ve noticed I relax while doing those stretches. Not only am I working out, I’m slowing down (another New Year’s resolution).

So in my frantic attempt to meet goals, I stumbled on the similarities between Yoda  and yoga. I mean, OBVIOUSLY Yoda was an avid yoga-er. Think of how calm he was, how thoughtful, how in control.

If I keep this up, I could in fact, become Yoda.

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For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8

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Photo Credits: Yoga-freedigitalphotos.net/lobster20 Yoda-everystockphoto.com/Jonathan Powell

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. yogibattle permalink
    January 21, 2014 10:57 am

    I’m glad you found yoga. It has brought me incalculable peace and health since I started 15 years ago.

  2. Chaundel permalink
    January 21, 2014 10:58 am

    This is awesome!! Both funny and inspirational.

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