Being inspired by the yoga social network WoYoPracMo (World Yoga Practice Month) that Yogamum created, I created a yoga social network called "Yoga is Life." I whipped up the website on the spur of the moment.
The Krishnamacharya quote "breath is central to Yoga because it is central to life. . .and Yoga is about Life." has always resonated with me. As one of my yoga pals recently wrote in an email "yoga is not just yoga, it's life. It's not a class you attend, it's inside of you all the time." Isn't that beautiful? So true.
So I decided to try to start a little global community of yogins who feel the same way. Read below for what the site is all about:
Visit Yoga is Life
"Let this site be for anyone who believes that yoga is much more than what we do on the mat. It's for those who are weary of yoga snobbery and brand name yoga. It's for yoga lovers who are serious about yoga but who don't take themselves too seriously. It's for those who believe that an open mind rather than an open body is what will further their practice and lead to their personal transformation. It's for yoga teachers and yoga students and all those in between who try to live their yoga to the best of their ability -- and if any of us stumble along the way, all of us are here to pick each other up.
Feel free to start a discussion, start a blog, or start a rant. Feel free to laugh or cry. Add a song, add a video, or add your favorite yoga or spiritual quote.
Above all, live mindfully and be here now.
so shall it be"
I sent invitations to people in my address book to start off with. The ever riotous Yoga Dawg is a member calling Yoga is Life the "Hip New Yoga Network" (thanks, Y Dawg!) Some of my own students are members. It's a group of yoga teachers and yoga students, both seasoned and newbie.
One thing I have learned this past year in the blogosphere is that people you don't know and probably will never meet embrace you without any agenda, and that the global yoga community is sometimes much more supportive than the one in your own backyard. I found that out with the drama I went through with my former studio.
So if Yoga is Life sounds like something you want to be a part of, please become a member. I'll be in India during January, so y'all will have to keep the global party going.