Time to roll out the mats, yogis, as Global Mala Project, the largest unified worldwide yoga event is happening today at Whitespace Manila from 8 a.m. onward.
Founded in 2007, Global Mala Project is the brainchild of Shiva Rea, a leading teacher of Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Yoga Trance Dance worldwide. The project’s goal is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a “mala around the earth”. (In traditional yoga, a mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head used to focus awareness during meditation).
The unified yoga project is dedicated in promoting peace and positive change through yoga and collective practices while raising social consciousness and funds for noteworthy causes.
Global Mala Project simultaneously takes place just in time for United Nation’s Day of Peace (which fell on September 21 this 2015) and Fall Equinox (the first day of fall or autumn, which signals the start of longer nights) in over 150 cities around the world including New York, London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Manila, to name a few.
The biggest annual event for yoga practitioners arrived in Philippine shores with the help of model, environmentalist, and yoga teacher Teresa Herrera.
“Yoga is a union of body and mind. When you practice yoga, you put yourself in a state of openness and grace. From this place, mindfulness stems and we make conscious decisions for our selves and for our world around us,” Hererra emphatically shares. “There is no pre-requisite to begin this practice. Just an open mind and an open heart,” she adds.
Global Mala Project is a charity event where 100 percent of proceeds go to a chosen charity. This year’s event will benefit Children International.