Everyone is familiar with the expression, "put your hands up." This universal cultural gesture of the hands up with palms open means one thing... I Surrender! What a coincidence that in yogic thought, the very same gesture is the mudra for giving and receiving; or taking in what you need and letting go of what you no longer need. Many of us have at one time in our lives developed defense systems that have served us only to realize that the very habits that protected us now imprison us. In our yoga class this week, we will practice surrender by going deep into our own center with the support of our breath and the community of fellow practitioners.