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On yoga and being a stress cadet “People will always put you in a box that they think you fit in, and it’s up to you to not fall into it.”

INTERVIEW: MARANDA PLEASANT

Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive or inspires you? TRICIA HELFER: When I have a job that I’m intrigued by. When I’m challenged. When I’m safe. MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be? TH: We only have this one planet; we got to figure out how to live on it without destroying it. So much of cultures not getting along is because of religion. If each religion’s deity is the right one to them, then whose is right and whose is wrong? No one has the proof, so we need to figure out how to work through it. MP: How do you handle emotional pain?

TH: That people will always put you in a box that they think you fit in, and it’s up to you to not fall into it.

TH: By trying to understand that it’s going to be painful and to allow for it instead of fighting it. Doesn’t make it any easier, though.

MP: What truth do you know for sure?

MP: How do you keep your center in the middle of chaos? Do you have a daily routine?

MP: What causes or organizations are you passionate about?

TH: I need to get better at learning how to stay calm. I’m a bit of a worrier and a stress cadet. Yoga helps me to some degree, but I haven’t been able to figure out meditation yet. I have a feeling it would be very good for me, but unfortunately, I’m still holding it all in until I explode part of my life.

TH: I tend to focus my time on animal welfare and adoptions, but I am also a strong supporter of the environment and veterans.

MP: What’s been one of your biggest lessons so far in life?

TH: I had massive back surgery in December 2009 and have started to get back into yoga

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TH: That animals are just as important as we are.

MP: Tell me about your yoga or mindfulness practice. What influence has it had on your life?

over the last two years. There are things I need to be careful of, so I will never be as intense, but it brings an all-over centeredness that no other exercise does for me. Probably because it’s the only time that I’m breathing properly and not holding my breath to some extent. I’m a work in progress! MP: Tell me about your latest projects. TH: I just finished filming Ascension. I was drawn to the project because of the overall story that takes a bit to build, like peeling off layers of an onion. On a charitable note, my company with Katee Sackhoff, called Acting Outlaws, is producing our first motorcycle ride in Los Angeles on November 2. Our company mixes our love of riding with causes we believe in. Our ride will benefit PATH, a prominent organization fighting homelessness in Southern California. PHOTO: TRICIA HELFER

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