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“Every extreme has an opposite; yoga brings us into balance.” This was the moment when I realized why I see yoga as an important element of my life. All my life I believed that in everything we do, there should be balance. I don’t like exaggerations or extremes. In every word we say, in every reaction we give, in everything we love, and even hate, I believe there is a balance. The universe is in balance. In nature, when there is poison, there is also an antidote, and our life is like a balancing pose. It is like walking on a tight rope. Sometimes we get distracted and we fall from the rope, that’s fine. Some time later we get back on the rope, but we shouldn’t give up on walking on the rope, seeking the balance.This reminds me of one of Philippe Petit’s memories that he shared during a talk. (Philippe Petit is a French high-wire artist who became famous when he did his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers in New York City). He explains how he didn’t give up on walking on the wire in a performance between the Jewish and Muslim quarter, where in the middle of the wire, he wanted to release a dove as a symbol of peace. But the bird didn’t fly away, instead it landed on his head, on the bar he was holding and even on the wire but he didn’t give up. He proceeded with his performance.