19 Dec Yoga is the original environmental movement
Yoga is the original environmental movement
There is no Yoga without ahimsa (non-harming). Just by breathing we are part of a cycle of life and destruction. The cells in our very own bodies are dying. It is an inevitable part of our existence that harm will be done. What we can do to avoid it we must. We must eat but we can choose to hurt less by eating vegetarian foods for example. We can pollute less by walking.
With every action we should think how we can live with the least harm done- not just to ourselves but to any and every being on this planet.
This is an intricate and complex and even paralyzing idea. That is why they give us guidelines in yoga for how to live our lives.
Read the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras and Ayurvedic texts. But in a down-home personal way, just inform yourself about the world today and naturally you’ll be inspired to do the right thing….
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Thank you Josh Fox for bringing the issue of Fracking to our attention.
Education is the first step before action. Action is where we have the opportunity to live according to Dharma.