We believe that everyone should be able to practice yoga.
“Yoga has changed my life,” is a phrase we often hear from individuals we work with. In the past 12 years, our yoga service programs have helped to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people facing addiction, cancer, eating disorders, incarceration, and trauma.
There is a growing body of evidence that suggests yoga may indeed be a life-changing practice for these populations. Studies suggest yoga can reduce stress; lower heart rate and blood pressure; relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia; improve immune function; and support overall physical health, strength, and flexibility.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to practice yoga. Incarceration, illness, and lack of funds, for example, can make it difficult — if not impossible — to access the benefits of this transformative practice.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2019: PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE
On December 11th 2014, the United Nations issued a resolution recognizing yoga’s impact on global health and proclaiming 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.
This International Day of Yoga, you are invited to join practitioners across the nation, as we come together to fundraise for the Give Back Yoga Foundation. Your support will help us bring yoga to those who might not otherwise have access to the therapeutic effects of the practice.