I wanted to let you know about a video fundraiser that I will be hosting. Beginning Wed, June 1 and continuing through June 18, I'll be posting yoga videos on YouTube of various sun salutations. Some with be gentle enough for all abilities, some will be challenging. Each day will have 6 rounds taking between 6-12 minutes - short and sweet! So, if you practice every day, then by June 18 you'll have completed a yoga mala.
What is a Yoga Mala? Sun salutation or Surya Namaskara is a dynamic sequence of 12 postures performed as one continuous flow. A mala is a string of 108 beads used in prayer and chanting; 108 sun salutations becomes a yoga mala. There is a yogic tradition to practice 108 sun salutations as an offering of peace or to honor the change in seasons, like the upcoming Spring Equinox.
I'm doing this to raise money for a project I'm involved with. I am making a wellness yoga dvd for the recipients of the non-profit group, Human Connexus. The cost to produce the video is $14,000 and we are actively pursuing funding from philanthropic foundations. In the meantime, we have organized an event that everyone can enjoy and support to raise the necessary funds to get this project started.
Human Connexus does extraordinary work! They find families who are struggling financially due to some unforeseen circumstances, and give them help to get by. Many of these families are dealing with medical issues, like cancer. The wellness yoga dvd will be sent to each of the Human Connexus recipients in order to support their continued well-being. The dvd will be accessible to all levels and abilities, including bedridden and chair-bound participants.
In addition to the challenge of practicing 108 sun salutations, we are looking to raise 108 donations - in any denomination. 108 donations of $10 each would get the project off the ground, and 108 donations of $100 each would pay for the whole project. Please donate what you can with a light heart. Practice to support yourself, and donate to support others. Pass along this challenge to as many people as you can - let's make compassion viral!
1) Go to http://humanconnexus.org and click on Invest in the Future; be sure to add the words "yoga dvd" in the notes.
2) Send a check to Human Connexus1177 Branham Lane, #325 San Jose, CA 95118; be sure to add the words "yoga dvd" in the memo of your check.
3) If your company offers corporate matching, save your receipt and then contact Human Connexus to obtain their EIN for your company's matching forms.