Common ground is the key to changing this warring nature. If we experience commonality, the same desires rights, and needs – in others, then they are less “other” and more “like” us. In a yoga asana practice we move through many forms…tree, mountain, sage, dog, snake, but our identification is rooted in the breath that is equally present in each new form or shape. At the end of a practice the feeling of integration is a direct result of the experience of commonality. Regular yoga practice allows each of us to become a “hero” for a few minutes each day, and to have the unusual experience of bliss. Make Yoga not War!

~David Life

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