Cyndi lee may i be happy

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May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind by Cyndi Lee

In the candid, contemplative memoir May I Be Happy, revered yoga teacher Cyndi Lee gives readers an unforgettable gift: the ability to focus on our experiences as we have them, on the way to a lighter life.

For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee—founder of New York’s world renowned OM yoga Center—understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions—dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher—Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body. Instead of the radical contentment expected in international yoga teachers, she realized that hating her body was a form of suffering, which was infecting her closest relationships—including her relationship to herself.

Inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led her outward—from the sacred sites of the parched Indian countryside to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan—and inward, to seek the counsel of wise women, friends and strangers both. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation to herself, Lee learned that compassion is the only antidote to hatred, thereby healing her heart and changing her mind.

With prose as agile as the yoga sequences she creates, May I Be Happy gives voice to Lee’s belief that every life arises, abides, and ultimately dissolves. By becoming her own best student, Lee internalizes the strength, stability, and clarity she imparts in her Buddhist-inspired yoga classes.
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And when I heard it was about her relationship with her body — how much time she spent hating it, and how she learned to love it over time — I got it on preorder! Once it arrived, I read it over the course of one delightful weekend. Step by step, we can shift our relationship to ourselves toward more positivity. This is really deadening, just the opposite of the enlivening experience that yoga can give us. But, really, this is the gift of our practice — to see and then shift. The practice I describe in my book called Maitri, or Lovingkindness, is very effective for creating ease or space.

The practice of maitri, or lovingkindness, is used to cultivate genuine caring and good will for others. Yoga teacher Cyndi Lee outlines the four lovingkindness.
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Look Inside. Jan 28, ISBN Jan 24, ISBN For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions — dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher — Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body. Instead of the radical contentment expected in international yoga teachers, she realised that hating her body was a form of suffering, which was infecting her closest relationships — including her relationship to herself.

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  1. Nataliacoco says:

    In the candid, contemplative memoir May I Be Happy, revered yoga teacher Cyndi Lee gives readers an unforgettable gift: the ability to focus on our experiences.

  2. Emacpube says:

    For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions.

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