Updated: Apr 4

The seeds of Yoga were first sowed into my pre-consciousness as a very young child (around 4-6 years old) while watching Lilias, Yoga & You.

The TV show was an instructional program hosted by Lilias Folan, a Cincinnati, Ohio based yoga enthusiast who began introducing the practice of yoga to millions of people around 1970 on PBS.

Lilias, Yoga and You, aired immediately after my two favorite children's TV Shows; Captain Kangaroo and Romper Room.

While this was not another children's show, my young self was utterly fascinated by it and only now am I beginning to realize how deeply Lilias' yogic messages resonated with me - I remember the excitement of rushing to get my bathing suit on (makeshift yoga outfit) before the transitional commercial ended and Lilias appeared on the TV screen.

"Something about this woman's very presence felt profound to me as a child."

Something about this woman's presence felt profound to me as a child. She was the essence of beauty in a way I had not experienced. Her beauty came not from the typical fashion, hairstyles or makeup, that even as a young child I had begun to understand was valued in society - instead, her beauty seemed to permeate from within her soul outwardly... her beauty was in her kind eyes & soothing smile, through her patient and welcoming voice which sounded so familiar, her passion for yoga along with her authentic willingness to share her yogic knowledge & experience with others.

As an awakening adult, I am becoming aware of the yogic seeds she sowed into my young soul when she introduced me to;

  • Grace

  • Self-Discipline

  • Relaxation

  • Playfulness

  • Acceptance

  • Breath

  • Sanskrit

  • Self-Awareness

  • Surrender

I am thankful for those seeds which have grown to be the very foundation of my personal yoga practice and the cornerstone of Guava-Rose.


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