This episode, I am celebrating the one-hundredth show of Movement By Lara, which also coincides with International Yoga Day. You’ll find out what yoga means to me and how I see yoga in relation to everyday life.
I believe that we need to pay attention to alignment through yoga and then carry that into the rest of our day. Yoga is an extraordinary help here. Its beginnings date back to around 5,000 years ago and there has always been an underlying basis to the yoga, which is showing how you can be a better human in the world. It’s interesting to note that yoga wasn’t always accessible to everyone. In its early forms, it was often restricted to privileged castes and was usually practised by males.
However, now anyone can learn yoga. You can learn on your own at home or you can learn it from a teacher in a group setting. Whatever you’re doing to making yourself a better human.
The Bhagavad Gita teaches us that we need to do actions that do good in the world. All actions have consequences (karma). We learn to act for, not just our good but also for a greater good. Are we able to offer something bigger for the benefit of the world? Yoga can help us connect and changing things. We investigate what we can do to raise consciousness.
Happy International Yoga Day!