Dec 052012
 

One of the pillars of a yoga practice, is to live a spiritual life, one of compassion and love.  Seva is loosely translated as giving selfless service.  When we think of others, we once again get out of our “minds” and into our hearts and that is where God is.  And as I see it, the goal of yoga is to help bring you closer to God or your divine nature.

A Seva practice can be many different kinds of service– small things, big things, selfless things.

If you want to seek out some concrete volunteer opportunities for you to create more Seva in your life… here are a few links that I found in my Parent’s Magazine:

DOINGGOODTOGETHER.ORG
Packed with suggestions for volunteering with your family whether you have five minutes or five hours

BIGHEARTEDFAMILIES.ORG
New ideas for age-appropriate, kid-tested projects posted daily

VOLUNTEERMATCH.ORG
Plug in your zip code to see where your town could use a helping hand.

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY.ORG
Helping families and children in need, from sending a birthday party in a box, to organizing a book drive.