The Life Lessons My Father Taught Me Through Yoga

By Linsay Lerman, Yoga Journal

In honor of Father’s Day, our writer shares the insight and clarity she found on the mat alongside her father as she was coming of age.

In my adolescence, I had the pervading sense that things were not okay.Some of my concerns were banal (Where do I fit on the social hierarchy? Do I have the right possessions, the right stuff? Am I beautiful?), but others were weightier and often more pressing (Will I ever find a way to like myself? What kind of life am I going to lead? How can I figure out which people belong in my life?). I felt simultaneously like I was missing out on everything important and that I should hole up in my room and read everything I could—alone.