Africa Yoga Project is a nonprofit that sponors and trains yoga teachers in Africa to encourage self-sufficiency and empowerment. Please check out their website and see how you can get involved. Any organization that provides tools for people to not only make their own lives better but to help others do the same inspires me. As a people, we are not put on this planet to only look out for ourselves. We are here to help each other. Find ways to give back and watch your life grow in ways that you can never imagine.
One of the things that I love about yoga is its ability to provide healing as well as strengthening. I have found myself using the techniques I learned in yoga class to breathe my way through life’s difficulties. I remind myself to breathe in and out when I encounter challenges and face negativity. Breathing in positive cool air and breathing out negative hot air. Yoga is so much more than just an exercise class and the fact that the Africa Yoga Project is using it to change lives is something that other industries need to remember. The Africa Yoga Project is teaching people a skill to make a living and to pass on a healthy, positive lifestyle. The old saying, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime,” is exemplified in the Africa Yoga Project’s work. Teach people yoga and they practice for a hour at a time. Teach people to teach yoga and they practice for a lifetime.