Sharing a quote that was read by Fiona before chanting and mysore yoga practice at AYV.

Every time you confront a challenge and see it through with endurance and courage, you become a hero or heroine…
During these tough situations when you show up for life to face your demons —or strengthen a weak inner or outer muscle— you grow. Your self-esteem increases, you feel less afraid, and you gain the wisdom of your experience. Take a moment to ask yourself to what extent you are able to be present and compassionate in the face of the challenges in your life. Can you refuse to run from what requires your energy and kind attention and choose instead to stay in a fire of transformation?
— ‑Barbara Kapalan Herring “Virasana” Yoga Journal, October 2002, p 59