In September as part of the Global Mala Yoga Project, I was invited to attend a gathering for yoga students and friends at the US-Mexican border. This event was sponsored by the Border Meet Up Group as part of their regular programs. The yoga class, shared through the fence, was intended to bring awareness of border issues and to help establish friendships among yoga students in both countries. My friend, Fergal O`Doherty, brought in the Irish influence to our multinational experience.
Increasing awareness of who and what we are at the level of “Pure Being” is one intention of yoga practice. This level of “Being” is shared by all, irregardless of nationality, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Yoga is a very pertinent technique to help us experience this state of “Being” or to help break through the “borders” of our limiting personal beliefs.
It was a lovely multi-cultural sharing! Muchas gracias to the organizers and participants of this special event. For more information on upcoming Border Meet Up events go to www.bordermeetup.org