I'm continuously impressed by the creative ways people find to bring yoga to those who can really benefit. The latest example is from Yoga Bear, a non-profit organization that promotes yoga for health and wellness to the cancer community and beyond.
For the next month, the organization is presenting Cinemasana, an online yoga film festival, which anyone with a video camera and a computer can enter. The idea is to encourage yoga instructors to create videos of specific sequences that can benefit cancer patients and encourage them to start a home yoga practice. Anyone interested can go online and watch the videos.
On December 15, the festival's organizers will look at the videos with the best ratings. Creators of the top five videos will be showered with swag from sponsors like Lululemon Athletica, Numi, Satya Jewelry, Dr. Hauskchka, and more.
Whether you are a yoga instructor, know someone with cancer, or are part of the cancer community, I urge you to take advantage of this creative--and beneficial--challenge.
For more information, and instructions on how to post your video, visit