Mind, Body & Soul / by Sonya Paclob

When I photographing during yoga classes, I felt the room to rise in temperature. OH NO! I thought, my lenses are going to get foggy... QUICK let the lens adjust to the temperature. I felt like I was working out holding the camera and taking picture while I was dripping sweat from the hot classes, but I loved it. I would definitely do it again!

Amanda Sharrai from Adrian, Michigan instructs her class the Virabhadrasana (warrior I) pose at Inhale Yoga Studio in Athens, Ohio on Thursday, September 21, 2011. Sharrai has been teaching yoga since 2008 and recently started to work at studio. “ I like how people are open minded at a the studio. I enjoy seeing my students push themselves physically and see them rewarded when they get past the mental block,” she said.

Amanda Sharrai, applies pressure on Emily Penick shoulders to ease tension during cool down session. The Princeton, New Jersey native and Ohio University graduate theatre student loves the sense of community at Inhale Yoga Studio. “ I feel centered and feel more capable of overcoming other obstacles in my life,” she said.