The Sanskrit word we’re looking at this time is sangha, pronounced pretty much like it looks, sahn-guh. Sangha can be defined simply as community. The term has in recent years been applied to yoga to describe the importance of our connection to one another. A yoga sangha is a community of yogis who practice together and encourage one another. This has been increasingly important during the current pandemic. Practicing yoga in community gives us an opportunity to see firsthand that our practice is not about moving our body into different shapes. It’s not about how deeply we can breathe or how focused our mind becomes during meditation. When we learn to meet others where they are, we are able to accept ourselves as we are. This is sangha.