Editor's note: We learn new things in the most unexpected of ways and places, as one TX. writer has discovered. Here's the next in her occasional series of knowledge she's stumbled upon.
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Things I learned from yoga:
* There are some things you just have to breathe through.
* Some days you can't wait to begin, while other days you are less motivated.
* Sometimes, it has to be all about you.
* A little bit of silence can go a long way.
* Not everyone thinks they have pretty feet, but it doesn't matter for yoga.
* Having better balance, both in life and on the mat, can make you a stronger person.
* Taking a break or lying in child's pose shouldn't hurt your pride.
* Standing on your head can give you a new perspective.
* Sometimes we have to deal with uncomfortable situations, and we don't have to shy away from that.
* A helping hand -- or block-- is nothing to be ashamed of.
* Yes, yoga pants are extremely comfortable. But just wearing them doesn't make you a yogi.
* Shaking is a sign of getting stronger.
* Total relaxation is the perfect way to end a practice and clear your mind.
* Listen to your body.
Rachel Badali is a recent graduate of Electronic High School. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.