When we practice yoga we are practicing compassion – for both the self and others. When we breathe “Namaste” at the end of the class it is a verbal recognition of our connection with another. “I honor the light, beauty, and peace within you because it is also within me – in sharing this we are one, we are connected.”
It was such a joyful pleasure and privilege last week to be connected to three international yogis – Adriene Mishler, Clio Pajczer, and Chelsey Korus. To be able to host these three beautiful women was humbling and genuinely made for a really fun Friday! In partnership with adidas, these women made the trip halfway across the world to check out Earthchild Project’s work and to do some yoga with our Earthchildren in Khayelitsha.
The whole day felt like one large celebration. From the three being greeted by the school’s choir, to epic ice-breakers, to practicing yoga together, to sharing in healthy food – it was beautiful not only meeting these women ourselves, but also having them meet some of our awesome little yogis. Even with hundreds of thousands of social media followers and a couple million YouTube subscribers (CRAZY!), these women were the most gracious, warm, and down-to-Earth guests. THIS is the beauty of yoga – to practice is to humble yourself. To practice gives one a certain open heart that allows people to connect with others who live very different lives in very different places. It connects us simply as humans. We cannot say thank you enough to Chelsey, Clio, Adriene, and everyone at adidas.
In sharing in these things we are united, we are the same, we are one. Namaste.