Now that the world is available to you again, or almost there, what are your priorities?  You gave up so much in the last year, so maybe you want to get it all going again.  Or maybe not.  This last year has changed you.  It’s changed the world we live in and it’s changed you.  What do you really want?

The yogic sages say that everyone wants to be happy.  How great!  But you may find that the things that make you happy are different than last year.  You’ve been at home more, even simplifying your life and perhaps doing more yoga.  For some, it makes you want to get out more.  For others, it makes you realize you like being more home-based.  The point is that you get to choose.  Yet I can guarantee that yoga will make you happy.

There is a difference between zooming with dear ones and spending real time with them in-person.  How great it will be to get back together again!  There is also a difference between an online yoga class and being in the room with your teacher and other yogis.  How great it will be to get back together again!

A yoga studio provides more than yoga classes, it provides a home base for community.  And a community of people committed to their own growth, excellence and spiritual potential is a rare and precious thing. 

Your yoga teacher would love to get you all together again.  But s/he may need some help with getting the studio up and running, or even finding a new location and starting over.  If yoga is a priority for you, offer a helping hand, even a donation to get things over the hump.  Because it’s been a big hump!   

We’re in this together, and our choices determine what kind of world we will live in.  I want to live in a world where everyone does yoga!  The roads would be safer.  People would be more peaceful and more compassionate toward each other.  They would be happier.  How glorious would that be!  You can help make it so.

Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati leads Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram in Downingtown PA.  An American yogi, she is an inspiring teacher with a loving manner and a great sense of humor.  Before becoming a swami (yoga monk), as Rama Berch, she served the yoga community as the founding president of Yoga Alliance.  Traveling and teaching nationally and internationally, she is authorized to initiate people into deep meditation through Shaktipat, as did Swami Muktananda, her own Guru.  The Ashram website features extensive Freebies, including articles and audio recordings on the principles of consciousness as taught by the sages of India, as well as how to apply them in your life today.

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