Sometimes we get very self-focused in yoga practice. OUR postures, OUR breathing, OUR body, OUR class, and so forth. Connection with self is an essential part of yoga practice, but so is connection with humanity. Yoga means unity. Within ourselves and with each other.
Sri Pattabhi Jois says:
Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.
Next time you’re on the mat – either in the studio or at home – take a moment in your savasana to be aware and grateful for the connection between all humanity.
How does yoga help you feel more connected? Please share in the comments!