Inspired by His Life, May We be Motivated by
December 12, 2013
BY LYNN MEDOW
As Nelson Mandela is being memorialized around the world, we in the yoga community must add him to our list of true teachers. While not a traditional â€œyogiâ€ in our familiar usage of the word, he is nonetheless a guru of illustrious distinction.
Ahimsa, the practice of nonviolence, the first yama of the eight limbs of yoga, is something Mandela took very seriously. He overthrew an old and racist government after spending 27 years in prisonâ€¦all the while forgiving those that imprisoned him.Â
Nelson Mandela - a great, humble, passionate, inspiring, generous man.