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We DIG Seva and “Yoga on the Steps”

By Denise Orloff

Seva is an important part of our yogic lives.  Seva literally means “selfless service.”  Some of us offer this in many ways, everyday, though it is easy to get so caught up in our lives that we forget the value of giving to others.

The practice of seva may be active or it can be something as simple as listening.

The team at DIG hopes that we are in service to all who come to yoga everyday, whether for restorative yoga, or therapeutic yoga, or acro yoga, or hot, sweaty, thought-provoking yoga.  We want to hear you.

We also believe in actively making a difference, of speaking up and stepping outside the studio to serve important causes like the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization. “LBBC empowers all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.”  This past week at DIG Yoga we have been raising monies to support LBBC’s 10th annual fundraising event “Yoga on the Steps” in Philadelphia.  Thank you to everyone who gave generously of time, talent and money for www.lbbc.org.

The DIG Yoga team felt resplendent in pink on the Art Museum steps!  On the most gorgeous sunny day, with a subtle breeze, serenaded by live music, surrounded by hundreds of yogis steeped in love, we all felt connected to something special ~ a community that cares where the smiles are easy and the hugs are heartfelt. The sentiments and prayers of compassion, of healing ourselves and each other, made me wonder ~

how would the world look if everyone actually lived in their hearts with deeper empathy?

I am so grateful to have been held, and heard, and helped by these beautiful souls. It felt perfect to be in such good company, with wise women who care deeply about seva, most who will teach in our Philadelphia studio opening this summer. I adore you gals!

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”  Mother Teresa


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