May I Be Happy by Cyndi Lee
A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind

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“For the millions of people—especially women—who fight the fat talk in their heads, her words will be familiar and comforting.” —Associated Press

In the opening pages of her memoir, Cyndi Lee shares a surprising revelation. Despite her success as a dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher, she was caught in a lifelong cycle of self-judgment about her body. Inspired by her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery—around the globe and within herself—and sought the counsel of knowing women, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Louise Hay. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation, Lee comes to learn that compassion is the only antidote to hate. By becoming her own best student, Lee internalizes the strength, stability, and clarity she seeks to impart.

About Cyndi Lee

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CYNDI LEE founded the internationally renowned OM yoga Center in New York City in 1998. She is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal. Lee and OM yoga have been featured on national television and in print. She lives in New York City.
Published January 24, 2013 by Plume. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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From the opening pages of her memoir, the founder of Manhattan’s renowned OM yoga center is outspokenly quick to correct misconceptions about yoga instructors, who are assumed to be “always chill and never grumpy.” Lee’s (Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, 2004, etc.) life has been a mix of long-sought-afte...

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Renowned yoga instructor Lee (Yoga Body, Buddha Mind) juxtaposes her expertise in mindfulness and fitness with her lifelong hatred of her body.

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