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Andrea's Antics October 27, 2014

So my antics this month is really just piggy backing on a letter that my dear friend Herb posted on facebook a few days ago...it brought me to tears and I wanted to share his journey with our Body Language family...I encourage you all to take a few minutes to read it for 2 reasons...1) to hear Herbs inspirational story as well as the transformational piece yoga and a sense of community has played in his life and 2) to grasp the impact that each of us has...often unknowingly in each persons life we come in contact with...


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around." 

- Leo Buscaglia



 

Please take the time to read Herb's story :



As I was going thru some papers, yes I collect them, I found a letter I wrote about Body Language Fitness and Yoga, it was going to be for a newsletter. I wrote it 8.5 years ago but is still very true. 

 

3/3/2006

There are a few days in our lives that I would call defining. Some of the ones in my life are the day I left for Vietnam and the day I came home, the day I got married and the day my children were born. One day that really stands out is the day I met Andrea at Starbucks a few years ago. I had been looking at ways of self improvement. At the end of 1998 I was going through a divorce and was also changing careers. My world was upside down and inside out. I went from a large house with a lot of children to a smaller house alone. I was struggling with alcohol and felt my life unmanageable. I had taken one Yoga class with my cousin at Center for Yoga and liked it, but did not understand the benefits at the time. I did a lot of reading to find out more; that is when I met Andrea and the crew from Body Language. After a steady practice I learned a lot on my mat about myself from within. Now more than self improvement it is self acceptance. The physical part has helped me with my Marathon training. I've run the past four Detroit Marathons and plan to keep running. I find Yoga to be good cross training and they compliment each other. My Yoga practice seems to reverse the aging process and keeps me young physically and at heart. I have been at Body Language over three years now. When I travel I enjoy trying classes at other studios, it makes me appreciate what I have in my own backyard. There is a wonderful community feeling at Body Language and it is always great to come home. I enjoy mixing my classes with 2-3 better backs classes a week and 4-5 Vinyasa, with a SF Ashtanga class. Most importantly what I've learned is that success isn't measured by what you have or don't have, but is measured by how your moral values are in align with your present life. Herb Kaiser 
Peace and love,
Herb ॐ

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