Weekly YogaLetter: Embracing Change

As summer cools down and leaves ready themselves to change to autumn tones of red, yellow, oranges, we are reminded of the challenge and beauty of change. While seasons are routine, their transfer from one to the next seem to always surprise. Where did summer go? Why does time move so quickly? The same can be said for life.

As September approaches this next week, challenge yourself to be more aware of subtle changes. Notice if the air feels a bit crisper. Stop to pick up apples from the local market. Don't dwell on the summer and what you didn't accomplish, or fret for the short-days of winter ahead. Enjoy the moment. Live in autumn. Embrace change.

This week on YOGABEAR:
- Camile shares her article on finding strength beyond breast cancer
- Jean delights us with the Dog Days of Summer
- Jnani Chapman announces a yoga therapy training for cancer and chronic illness
- Sara asks about yoga for thyroid cancer

Welcome New Members!
- Marianne from NY who is trained to teach a gentle yoga class for women breast cancer survivors
- Susan, a non-hodgkins Mantle Cell Lymphoma survivor, who has "spent the last year recuperating, expanding my spirituality, meditating and learning to balance my heart, body, mind & spirit"
- San Jose resident Lorien, who teachers therapeutic yoga
- Sara, a yoga instructor and thyroid cancer survivor from sunny Los Angeles
- Nathalie from France who teaches dance to cancer survivors

Do say hello and introduce yourselves!

News round-up:
- Breathe deep: Yoga may be a boon for life after breast cancer (NY Daily News)
- Study shows patients who start palliative care early live longer (Boston Globe)
- Positive brain changes seen after practicing meditation (Business Week)
- Sheryl Crow opens a breast cancer center in LA (CBS)

And with that, we leave you with our quote of the week:

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion
- The Dalai Lama

In service,
Yoga Bear

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