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Yoga Stops Traffick

[from the Odanadi website]

Over the past 20 years Odanadi Seva Trust has rescued and rehabilitated more than 1850 children, carried out 57 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice. With your help, compassion and cooperation, Odanadi will continue to provide a place of sanctuary for the survivors of human trafficking and offer them a chance to rebuild their lives.

From the grand entrance gates of Mysore Palace, YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK INDIA will be led by a group of young people from Odanadi, many of whom are survivors of slavery, domestic abuse and forced prostitution. Over the years Astanga Yoga has come to play a vital role in their rehabilitation program: building their physical and mental strength, restoring a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth.

Odanadi residents will be accompanied by 200 visiting yoga practitioners, politicians, parliamentarians, social activists, members of the press, local and international supporters.

You can join Odanadi on March 13th by organising your own YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK event at your local yoga centres, living rooms, parks or any other public spaces – just use your imaginations!

Click here to find out more about this organization and how you can get involved

yoga outreach

the true test of yoga is what you chose to do with the lessons you learn off the mat. so in an age when ‘we pick ourselves us, and dust ourselves off‘ perhaps helping others who can’t, is really the answer we can all provide. here are some amazing ways yogis are doing just that.

  • karma krew – join their nationwide peace by peace yogaathon this may. simply get sponsored by your friends & fam every time you attend a yoga class in may, then donate the funds or simply join the krew near you!
  • off the mat, into the world – tap into you to make a difference in your global community through group projects.
  • sprout yoga – help this non-prof blossom across the nation and provide free yoga for people overcoming eating disorders and surviving post traumatic stress disorder
  • yogabear – become part of the community of giving yogis who match cancer survivors with yoga classes in their community free of charge

think you’re too busy? start small. perhaps you can aid through a little stimulus funding flow [read: $ or $$ or $$$], or even purchase some yoga gear that donates on your behalf like manduka (for when you know you will buy it anyway).

Notable Blogs of the Day: Travel

Posted by ebeans

It is rare to find yourself in the thick of a yoga blog.  The more you search, the more you find interesting blogs that once were.  Be sure to check out these blogs while you can still read them “fresh off the press”.

  • YJ Cambodia Yoga Challenge
    From Notes from the dump

    From "Notes from the dump"

    About: “The Seva Challenge is about taking a small group of leaders and setting a significant fundraising goal for each person who comes on the trip. Through the funds raised, we will be able to leave Cambodia knowing we have made a difference…” read more
    Who: Seva Challenge participants

  • Om Factory on the Road
    From Were working on the picture album...

    From "We're working on the picture album..."

    About:  “Watch out! Twelve Om Factory yogis are about to storm Southeast India under the auspicious guidance of Lord Murugan. In two days we kiss ice storms goodbye and summer saris hello…”  read more
    Who: Retreat participants (Katie Clancy with FaraMarz, Amanda Wentworth, Kristin Sullivan, Alex*, Deborah Shapiro, Jennifer Seymour, Carey Urban, David Regan, Kara Bingham, Denise Fahmie, and Karen Fuchs)

    *Name changed by request.