SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL YOGA MONTH
GLOBAL MALA YOGA FOR PEACE PROJECT UNITES YOGA COMMUNITY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Yogis Throughout the World Cross the Borders of their Mats to Raise Consciousness for Peace
On September 19, the Global Mala Yoga for Peace Project, whose purpose is to unite the global yoga community, will implement events throughout the world in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. A mala is a string of beads like a Rosary. Forming a “mala around the earth” through collective practices based upon the 108 bead mala , the mission of the Global Mala Project is to raise consciousness for some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. Global Mala Yoga for Peace is a featured event during National Yoga Month 09.2009.
Thousands of yogis will practice 108 sun salutations at hundreds of event across the nation. Taking its name from the sacred prayer beads called “mala” used in India and Tibet as meditation guides, the Global Mala Project will benefit the Yoga Health Foundation and numerous other charities and projects being supported by local community leaders. Composed of 108 beads, the mala is symbolic of the prayer for peace, hope and charity the Global Mala Project will be sending to the world.
“With the rising threat of Global Warming, the illusion of separateness is dissolving around the world,” said Shiva Rea, world renowned Yoga teacher and catalyst for the Global Mala Project. “Yoga is one of the few common denominators for millions of people around the world; together we are creating a circle around the earth and dedicating our energy to peace.”
Global Mala Yoga Project in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco and many other cities worldwide will include 108 sun salutations, live music, and fellowship with like-minded yogis interested in creating the peace they wish to experience in the world.
Yoga Birds in Fairhope, Alabama will celebrate Global Mala and National Yoga Month with a free Global Mala Yoga For Peace event on September 19th from 1-4pm. Festivities will include a 108 minute on-going practice of Sun Salutations in the studio from 1pm – 2:48pm followed by a live music performance by Burke Ingraffia. Healthy refreshments will be served.