For individuals who are interested in making either personal changes or a public difference, yoga classes may be the perfect place to start.
Such was the thrust of an article recently published in the Vancouver Courier, which profiled activist and yoga instructor Michael Stone. The long-time enthusiast told the newspaper that he has always felt a connection between the inner life cultivated in yoga class and the external, interpersonal energy found in volunteerism.
"When people start to deepen their yoga practice, they start to make contact with deeper values in their life," Stone told the Courier. "When you start going inward, you naturally also start going outward."
The instructor plans to deliver a lecture on this topic at this year's Yoga Conference and Show. Stone will touch on the relevance of the Occupy Wall Street movement to the daily lives of yoga practitioners everywhere.
Whether it's for public or personal change management, doing Dahn Yoga's stretches, poses and mindfulness meditation is an effective way to discover what you are truly capable of. As an added bonus, the mind-body regimen may be performed nearly anywhere, from a packed convention center to the crowded street corners of Occupy Atlanta.