There are so many reasons I do yoga: it grounds me, it stretches me out, it strengthens my body, it connects me with my breath, it clears my mind, it decreases stress, it makes me happy, and it keeps me moving. But on March 3rd, 2013, I’m doing yoga for a more important reason: to raise money for arthritis research. I’m participating in the Power of Movement.

 

The Power of Movement is a yoga fundraiser hosted by the Arthritis Research Foundation. On Sunday, March 3rd, thousands of Canadians will take to their mats for this great cause. For the second year in a row, I’m proud to be a Power of Movement champion. Last year, I wrote this post explaining why I’m so passionate about the initiative.

 

Arthritis comes in many shapes and forms. There are over 100 different types, and it estimated that 4.6 million Canadians live with some variety of the disease. The Power of Movement, Canada’s largest yoga fundraiser can make a huge difference in the lives of many.

 

This year, I’m proud to be teaming up with fellow champion Lisa Barkin and taking our Whole Living team to the Toronto event.  The master class is being taught @Jason_Crandell and I know it is going to be an incredible day.

 

If you’re in the GTA and want to be part of the fun, Lisa and I would love for you to join our Whole Living Team. And if you can’t make it to the mat, I hope you’ll consider a donation to give the gift of movement to all Canadians living with arthritis.

 

Namaste,

Annabel