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follow your passionRyan tells Laura McMullen , “I really want to be clear that yoga is for everybody. And anyone can find their place in yoga, even if it’s breathing exercises and meditation, because those are to key elements of yoga.”

“When I started with yoga, I wanted to go through the whole expression of the poses, and about my sophomore or junior year in college, my yoga teacher taught me that you need to adapt the poses to meet the needs of your body. So once I discovered that, I didn’t have many other challenges. I realize that power yoga is never going to be for me, and I’m OK with that. And I haven’t had any challenges with discrimination in the yoga community because it’s very accepting of all people, including people with disabilities.”

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