This week’s Yogi in the Community is a young woman who embodies one of the most beautiful aspects of a holistic yoga practice–Service. Seva means service. In yoga traditions that honor and value the act of seva ,selfless service is embedded in daily practices on behalf of, and for the betterment of a Community. I first learned about Laila’s service when she invited me to participate in a seva outing back in October. Initially, I thought that she belonged to one of the larger community service organizations like Hands on Atlanta or Hosea Feed the Hungry, but to my surprise I found out that Anonymous Hands is a group of young adults who come together to serve on a regular basis (not just holidays). If you are interested in joining their efforts in Atlanta, please look for the information at the bottom of this post.
Name: Laila Ali
Hometown: Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Location: Atlanta
The growing number of homeless men, women & children inspire my commitment to service my community.
I devote my time to serving others because it makes me feel like I’m fulfilling my purpose in life. My passion for helping people through service is what connects me to other selfless individuals.
The most rewarding part of my efforts through community service is seeing the people I aspired to help, smile. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“Anonymous Hands” represents individuals dedicated to inspire change and empower men, women & children all over the world through service without a craze for notoriety. You can find information on upcoming events by following us on Instagram: Anonymous Hands. For volunteer inquiries feel free to e-mail us at Anonymoushandsxo@gmail.com Thanks in advance 🙂