Yoga Principle # 7: Work Hard
Be disciplined. Always try your best. Establish good habits. Finish what you start. Persevere: Don’t give up!
Avoid: being lazy, unmotivated, giving up easily
Practice: perseverance, developing good habits, having determination and enthusiasm for daily and
Example #1: You find Sun Salutation difficult and decide to practice five Half Sun Salutes each day
upon waking, until you reach your goal of touching your toes.
Example #2: You decide to establish the habit of completing your homework right after school, before
heading out to play. You know that doing so will ensure that your homework gets done on time and
does not get forgotten. Plus, it’s a good habit that will serve you well in the short and long term.
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• The Boy Who Invented TV, by Kathleen Krull and Greg Couch
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