yoga activist

Many people see yoga as a way to be more flexible, distress themselves and to exercise the mind and body.  Yoga can also help us focus our minds to what is important to us and make us aware of ourselves.  Many people like myself practice karma yoga, which is the practice of selfless action.  This is also referred to as yoga activism, which is when individuals take their yoga practice off of the mat into their daily lives

Within yoga activism, there are some key values to guide you through your adventure in life.  One example is love and showing to others and yourself.  Another one is learning how to forgive yourself and others.  The goal is to learn how to live and move on from the past with love and forgiveness.  The third value is to always have faith in yourself, others and a higher power that everything will work out the way it is supposed to.  The fourth one is to treat yourself and others equally and remember that we are all different and unique in our own ways.  It is also important to always be honest with yourself and others.  Finally, it is the practice of helping others through volunteer work, because nothing is more valued than the feeling of helping somebody else.

With these values, yoga activism can be fulfilled with the following straggles, such as meditating to bring your mind to focus on what is important to you and how you want to help others.  Another method is to be creative in how you want to achieve your purpose and goals.  It is important to know your purpose, set your goals with an action plan and always dream beyond horizons.

My yoga practice has helped me determine that my passion in life is to help and inspire people with disabilities while educating people on disability related issues.  Every day I achieve my purpose through writing my column, working on book projects on disability issues and volunteering with different disability organizations.  My dream is to become a stronger disability advocate and reach more readers with my words.  I am proud to be a columnist, a writer, a disability advocate and a yoga activist with the sole purpose of representing and working for people with disabilities.

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2 Responses to “yoga activist”

  1. @meredithleblanc
    May 5th, 2010 13:37

    Beautifully said Carrie, so so true. Your words are heard loud and clear ♥

  2. Y is for Yogini
    May 5th, 2010 14:48

    I second Meredith’s comment wholeheartedly. You are amazing and inspiring. I look forward to all the powerful things you’re doing now and will do in the future. Much Love!

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