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African warriors, dancers and cobras

Sometimes you come across ideas worth sharing. This is one of them.

Thanks to the Africa Yoga Project over 250,000 Kenyans a year get to practise postures that can not only transform your body, but your mind. The project’s 52 teachers roll out their mats everywhere – yes, really. Everywhere. In prisons, schools or special need centres. They also teach members of HIV support groups, pupils at deaf schools and travel to rural villages.

So why is the language of yoga universal?

Because yoga’s language is the language of universal postures which speak to all of us, touch this very special, sacred space within us. No matter if we’re clad in Lululemon practising in NY or in a wonderful red traditional dress performing side plank in Kenya. But then, words are just words, and nothing illustrates the project’s impact better than – exactly, photos.

(All images by Robert Sturman).

A Masai tribesman, Jacob Parit Noomek, does yoga in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Billy Sadia in a standing backbend pose on a boat moored off Lamu Island.

Have a wonderful day, wherever you may roll out your mat!

~ Andrea

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