You might think I'm just talking it up, trying to make myself sound like an enlightened know-it-all with a spine more flexible than a Gumby doll. But for me, yoga's honestly this subtle, yet huge power in my life that both humbles, and strengthens me. And I've watched it do the same to others - others, who for them, yoga is their only hope.
|Yoga For People's Santosh Maknikar teaching a donation-based class.|
Remember Tom? Our adaptive yoga client who has MS? He can't even sit comfortably in his wheelchair without it, let alone help himself feel positive about his life.
And as I get to know my yoga students at the Road Home, I hear their voices soar in excitement as they tell me how they've improved their Crow pose, or how doing yoga has brought them a sense of calm amid chaotic surroundings.
Even Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is singing its praises. In preperation for Yoga For People's 12.12.12 event, I stopped by his office to hear him speak about the benefits of yoga. Take a look.
So if you're skeptical - maybe you think yogis are stuck-up prose-spoolers who only care about green tea and LuluLemon - come to the 12.12.12 event. For $12, not only will you get to experiment with a variety of styles in the 12 hours of different yoga classes, but you'll also get some great food, entertainment and - if you bring your wallet - a steal on silent auction items like skis and yoga gear.
I think you'll find a whole different vibe with these folks who are taking to the mat, for a cause.