“It’s time. Our world is changing and the yoga community is starting to shift its attention. Threats of war, natural disasters, and extended political unrest have left communities struggling, families in fear, and individuals in a stressful state of high alert. The vast field of yoga is changing. For long-term yoga teachers and practitioners, sankalpa (intention; heart-felt desire) is naturally moving away from individually focused goals of self-discovery, mastering advanced poses, and transformational yogic pilgrimages, and turning toward community-oriented support.
The need is real and this new yogic movement is incredibly inspiring. Able, dedicated yogis are taking action: maintaining enough yoga practice for daily self-care, stress reduction, mental clarity, and overall health, then getting off the mat and serving society directly. It’s a shift from the precious practice of silently bowing and dedicating the fruits of yoga to someone at the end of class, to the pragmatic practice of actually doing something helpful for the community.” —Larissa Hall Carlson
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