SportsKanazee “That Yoga Thing: Shana Meyerson Found Yoga By Accident”

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by Prem Lal Horo

I found yoga by accident. Literally!

It was 2001 and I was a rabid gym rat when I broke my pinkie toe and was rendered unable to work out.

So, as my toe healed but I still couldn’t put my foot in a shoe, I tried “that yoga thing” that someone had been telling me about for years.

The instant the class began, I knew this was exactly what I needed to complete.

Mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Yoga spoke to me on such a visceral level that I gave up everything to make it my life.

I was in the process of getting my MBA and had a terrific career, but life took an unexpected 180-degree turn.

At that point, I had never “quit” anything in my life.

But I left UCLA and I left my job, not knowing if I would ever earn another dollar again.

In the past 19 years, yoga has taken me around the world and back.

I have taught over 200 workshop weekends and met the most incredible people.

Some, I would not hesitate to call ‘family’.

Every night, I have to thank God for the unfathomable success I have been given.

Perhaps it was because I expected nothing and committed everything that I have been so lucky.

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