Pumping Iron, Practicing Yoga
"There is no perfect," explains Birch. "Either you have to look at all environments as equally sacred and perfect, as the universe does, or you always realize that there is some little irritant lurking in the corner. Even if you find a perfect cave in the Himalayas, you may find a bear."
Nora Isaacs, Yoga Journal's managing editor, is a member of the YMCA.