Spirit of the 12th Man

–I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker online because I want everyone to share their own unique voice, not mine.–

I haven’t had my voice for over a week. Only one explanation needed: I live in Seattle. Teaching my yoga classes with a weak voice this week has been a struggle, but its more of a sign of patriotism to my city than an annoyance. Sorry if you’re from Denver or are equally as annoyed with the 12th man, but I want to briefly discuss the beautiful vibe in Seattle the past few months.

Yoga means to yoke, to unite. A well known stereotype here in the pacific northwest is ‘the Seattle freeze.’ Basically it’s the idea the Seattlites are generally very friendly, but can be very standoffish in social situation. The spirit of the 12th man has united us into an enormous family with boundless pride in our community. Honestly, I’m very sad the Superbowl is over, and this spirit will inevitably die out, making way for future events that will divide us once again.

The power of Mantra. Different sounds have different effects on human psyche. Waves on a beach relax us, the violin strings enchant our heart, and maybe thunder causes awe and fear. The speaking or chanting of Mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness. Our twelfth man mantra is not unlike the sacred sanskrit mantras- they empower us to be our best, promote positivity, and uplift those around us.

This was a rare point in time, here are some sweet moments from the victory parade-

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The hero of the hour, Mr. Pete Carroll

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I felt no arrogance from the players, despite 750,000+ fans cheering them on.

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Every storefront along the 2.4 mile parade route showed their support

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Some Seattle schools considered the day of the parade an excused absence, but I don’t think it mattered. The very youngest fans and the very oldest fans came to celebrate.

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Crowd control was an issue…

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Every member of the team was celebrated as an equal.

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Even the coldest day of the year can't stop us!

Even the coldest day of the year couldn’t stop us!

Click here for some great photos from the pros.

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