Remember when you first started yoga? How all the poses seemed so separate from one another? Then at some point, the transformation happened and you started to feel the poses in relationship to each other. This feeling of union within yourself eventually grows to include everyone in the room. “Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked,” Desikachar writes. In that moment of self-acceptance, the diversity of shapes, bodies, breath, and histories all link together as one.
Yoga embraces diversity just like travel does. And in the words of Mark Twain travel (like yoga) “is the enemy of prejudice.”
When you change the ecology of your mind by visiting other places you realize how much we all have in common. At the same time you learn to appreciate those ways we might be unique – food, wine, spices, dress. You come to see strength in this union of relationship between our commonalities and differences. As a result, you are forever changed. Your ability to accept others like you do yourself changes everything. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia