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Grow Your Yoga Week #4: Reach Out

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Reach Out- It’s all about Karma yoga….using our creativity and our sense of community to support others.

So what does reaching out mean to you? There are so many ways that you can help make a difference. For me it means: taking time to help someone, taking time to call someone and say hello, getting involved with a charity…along with countless other possibilities.

A year ago my sister told me about a charity called Blessings in a Backpack. It’s a unique program designed to support schoolchildren who simply do not have enough to eat on weekends. Kids take home a backpack filled with food every Friday and return the backpack empty on Mondays – ready to start their week.

How does this simple act help? The benefits and impact are immediately evident.  Attendance and productivity soar; students report greater attentiveness and improved energy; teachers see improvements in study habits and demeanour; parents feel relief and support for their own family. Above all, communities grow and lives are changed. 100% of every donation is directed towards the program. Continue reading

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