According to Wikipedia community is, “a group of any size that shares common values.”
When I first began practicing yoga years ago I remember thinking during my practice, “this is so uncomfortable and Downward Dog burns!”
So why did I continue to go back? Maybe for the challenge or maybe I wanted a yoga body. I think both of those reasons played a factor but the biggest reason was the sense of community that I felt in a room full of people who I connected with.
We connected by sharing an experience of physical and mental challenges, stillness, reflection and peace. We shared values of breathing through discomfort, opening our hearts, being mindful of our bodies and allowing space to be honest with ourselves.
Are you looking for a community? I encourage you to try a yoga class. Even if you only try it once, you will share a new experience with a group of people of any size with common values.