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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Yoga Aid: 'Olympics of the Soul'

Yoga Class (Photo by Trollderella)
The Yoga Aid World Challenge is perhaps a "kinder, gentler" version of the Summer Olympics.

This time around, there will be a multitude of yoga practitioners (rather than just a select few professional athletes) who directly experience the body's miraculous potential.  This time around, there will be yogis the world over gathering in places such as Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, Kenya, England, South Africa, Canada and the United States.  This time around, there will be an "Olympics of the Soul."

Yoga Aid Community Ambassadors are being asked to "take tranquility into your own hands and spread it through your community… by hosting an event in your area."  These Ambassadors have made Yoga Aid events possible "in more than 250 locations around the world."  In tandem with more than 10,000 yogis and
numerous additional volunteers, they have not only introduced yoga's benefits to a host of attendees - but have also raised funds for organizations such as Ganga Action (which is restoring India's Ganga River), Yoga Gangsters (which is introducing yoga to youth-at-risk), and the Africa Yoga Project (which is empowering young people in Africa's urban slums).

Ex-Sydney Swans AFL player Brett Kirk will be taking part in the 2012 Sydney, Austalia Yoga Aid Challenge this weekend.  During a Yoga Aid Blog interview, Kirk stated the following:  I first began yoga as a way to give back to and maintain the health and flexibility of my weary 'footballers body'.  But for the past decade Yoga has become a daily ritual for me.  It regenerates me both physically and spiritually.


Copyright September 9, 2012 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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