The following is a book review I was invited to write on the recently released ‘May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind” by Cyndi Lee. “Yoga isn’t really about the external activity; It’s about what’s going on inside.” ~ Cyndi Lee Over the twenty-seven years I have been practicing yoga, I have seen yoga teachers become role models to many on the outside, while secretly harboring destructive weaknesses on the inside. It takes a humble and brave person to admit this. While reading her memoir, May I Be Happy, I found internationally renowned founder of OM Yoga, Cyndi Lee, to be one such brave person. ~ *Dear elephant reader: if you’re single & looking for mindful dating or conscious love, try out our lovely partner, MeetMindful. ~ Cyndi Lee’s book is a courageous and vulnerable narrative of how she rises as a highly demanded yoga teacher, while secretly cultivating a hateful relationship with her own body. I found the sad irony in this to be a testament of the tendencies in American culture to keep up superficial appearances, at the expense of depth. Substance is sacrificed for form. And that is exactly what Cyndi’s obsession revolves around: her physical form, and the way she has unconsciously been stuck in a pattern of habitually despising it, even while serving as a role model within the international yoga community.