October 7, 2015

This is How we can Change the World.

Author: Agathe Padovani (https://yogachallenge.com)

Ask yourself this question: What does it mean to be a yogi? Does it matter if you are strong enough to do a handstand?

After seven weeks in Europe, I’m leaving for Miami. At the top of an escalator in the airport today there was a bottleneck and as I got closer I saw why. There was an elderly Indian lady in a traditional saree with a giant carry-on suitcase that she was hesitant to put on the escalator. Nearly 50 passengers walked right by her. As it was my turn I looked at her and said, “May I help?” With a little turn of the head and a smile she said yes and followed me on the escalator. Bottleneck problem solved and one nice woman on her way.

This is what it means to change your world—little random acts of kindness done each day, stemming from empathy and compassion.

This is what it means to be a yogi—be strong enough to lend a hand when it’s needed. 

Your mission as a yogi today is to go out and respond to the world with an act of kindness. Carry someone’s groceries, buy someone a coffee, hold the elevator, forgive an old friend.

This is how we can change the world—one breath at a time.


Interested in how to live a more mindful, yogic life? Check Kino’s yogi assignments: 

Living the Yogi’s Life with Kino: A Week of Giving Back.


Author: Kino MacGregor

Editor: Katarina Tavčar

Photo: Agathe Padovani/ Instagram

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