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Today I dedicate my yoga practice to the family and friends of Harsha, a Northwestern student who passed away. May you find peace and surrender in knowing he is in a better place. I am sending you love and light as you mourn this loss.
May you turn to positive sources of encouragement during this time. The yoga studios here have open doors. Come practice. Be surrounded by the compassion and strength of others.
To any of those grieving who would like support or some free yoga, feel free to contact me in a comment below (or email aliveinthefire at gmail dot com). You aren't alone in your sorrow.
I did not know him, but somehow I believe Harsha would have enjoyed this passage. I post it now in dedication to his memory:
“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? (136-137)”
― Swami Satchidananda, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Om shanti, shanti shanti ... peace to you, Harsha. Shine on.