|Wish I was there too|
At that start of the classes we have a moment of meditation where we are to set an intention for the practice. I have used Phyllis, my dearest "adopted" grandmother who I love dearly as my focus for practice on occasions. I hold poses longer for her well-being and happiness and I direct my energy to be with her and help her body heal. She is fighting cancer elegantly and like the hard-core woman that she has always been. She is, to me, the epitome of strength, in character and in body.
Strength comes in many different ways, and we are all exceptionally strong people. Usually much stronger than we might initially suppose. So here's to you, strong wonderful people! Let it out because your power is within you!