Kicking off this Friday evening’s Soulful Flow, which is sort of a Vinyasa Happy Hour set to live music at Black Dog Yoga in Sherman Oaks, instructor Tyler Pagan thumbs the pages of a book he brought with him from his own library. He settles on a passage he considers pertinent to tonight’s practice, and reads:
We get good at what we do. Whether that’s improving our physical condition, step by step, or whether it is allowing ourselves to deteriorate, cell by cell, our choices and thus our behavior determine our outcome. Like it or not, consciously or not, we steer our own course.
— from Fitness, Straight-Up
Several yogis sitting cross-legged nod their approval, and I can’t help but smile.