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Unite Through Community and Service

Yoga literally means "to unite" or "to join." Find out how this Word of the Week can help you build community.


Word of the Week: Unite

Come together in community. Join forces with others; set us free.


In Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga, yoga literally means "to unite" or "to join." In a yoga practice, mind, body and spirit unify to help you move closer to self-realization.


Although a yoga practice starts within, and for many people, on a yoga mat, I can't think of another practice with a greater intention to help unify people than yoga. Yoga encourages sangha, which means "community" in Sanskrit. We practice sangha with each other when we take a yoga class and when we connect outside of the classroom by contributing to our local communities through seva (service).


When we find others who are as passionate about a cause as we are, we can unite with them to form a greater connection to ourselves, each other and the world. When we connect to our own true nature, we connect with our highest selves and our higher consciousness, ultimately helping the world find unity, even in a small way.


It's starts with us, and it grows from here.


For a new Word of the Week every week, tune in to my Stand Up for Your Self-Care YouTube Channel and Instagram @JulieGtheYogi.



Unite With Your Own Self-Care Practices

  • Yoga classes: Join classes virtually or in person every Monday and Wednesday at 7 pm at Bloomingdale Park District. Plus, check out upcoming pop-up yoga classes.

  • Events: Register for upcoming Self-Care for Busy People events.

  • Social media: Connect with me on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

  • Blog: Check out new content every week on this blog.

  • Books: Get self-care tips and inspiration from my two award-winning books 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas and How to Stay Calm in Chaos: An Everyday Self-Care Guide.

  • Nourish Note: Get 25% off my books when you sign up for my free monthly self-care newsletter Nourish Note.


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