Yoga strengthens your existing ties with friends and family.
One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of yoga is the way in which it nudges you toward greater discovery—not only by making visible previously hidden aspects of your own character but also by illuminating areas of your relationships that could be explored and further strengthened. The practice of yoga emboldens one to be fully present, a skill that’s a catalyst for conscious relationships. The natural effect of the practice leads your heart to open and makes you more available to authentic connection.
Yoga provides you with a spiritual community.
There’s a beautiful moment that frequently occurs at the heart of a big yoga class when everyone’s listening to the teacher and transitioning through poses in unison. Sinking into that wonderful group energy amplifies feelings of safety and trust; it seems like you’re in a sacred circle, taking part in a great communion.
Yoga facilitates exchanges between people of different backgrounds.
Yoga’s call to seva, or service, can nurture a sense of humility, gratitude, and respect that positively impacts relationships. As with any positive relationship, you must set aside your ego to be effective in seva (service). In doing so, one must forgo making assumptions about others and focus on the oneness of being. With the intention of seva, first, one grows comfortable with themselves, then they grow comfortable with others who are different from them. In an important way, seva teaches you to trust yourself—your curiosity, your abilities, your innate positivity