Yogis Aid Japan's Tsunami Victims

People around the globe jumped into action to support relief efforts and aid to the victims of Japan's devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and those efforts continue. Yogis have been helping in their own unique ways, with donation classes,...
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People around the globe jumped into action to support relief efforts and aid to the victims of Japan's devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and those efforts continue. Yogis have been helping in their own unique ways, with donation classes,...

People around the globe jumped into action to support relief efforts and aid to the victims of Japan's devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and those efforts continue. Yogis have been helping in their own unique ways, with donation classes, fundraisers, and even a Bakesale for Japan, which raised almost $125,000 and counting.

For her part, Sarah Baroni, a yogini and jewerly designer in Arcata, California, decided to create the Healing Pendant and donate 100 percent of the net proceeds from its sale to the organization Direct Relief International. "We make jewelry, it's just the most logical thing for us to do to do our small part to help," Baroni says.

The pendant's three charms--a dove, a Biwa pearl, and amethyst--represent peace, regeneration, and inner strength, qualities that Baroni wishes for the people of Japan right now. "I wanted something that felt really healing and peaceful," she says.

Have yogis in your community pitched in to help Japan?