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  • "Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all of the principles of Yoga."
    ~ Yogi Kripalvananda

    Do you agree?

    It took me a long while before I stopped crying every time we chanted OM to end our yoga sessions. And I remember how I would struggle, to try and hold back the tears.

    But the only way out is through.

    In the end, the tears were all released. I just let them roll - slowly, effortlessly, unabashedly - down my cheek.

    And guess what. No one ever laughed at me.

    My sadness for humanity, including my own, has grown into compassion. Ache has been replaced with understanding. Yoga - offering yourself to join with the divine - has a sneaky way of opening the heart, of washing away pain and suffering, and filling you instead with tears of joy.

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