“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
– Wendell Berry
As another Earth Day approaches, we find ourselves once again setting intentions to recycle more, eliminate plastics and chemicals, sow seeds of native plants and trees, and create a lifestyle which supports our environment for future generations. What can we do as a yoga community to be more conscientious about our actions and how they affect our planet?
Ahimsa, or non-harming, is a yogic principle stemming from the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Ahimsa is one of the five Yamas, the ethical, moral and societal guidelines for life. When we care for our environment, we are in the practice of ahimsa. As you make choices throughout your day, take time to pause and think about how your choices, actions, and thoughts affect others.
A great way to care for our planet is to reach out to others in the community and carpool to classes! If you see the same people week to week in your classes, check in to see if you could all ride together. This not only saves on gas and reduces your impact on the earth, but also builds community and maybe even a long-lasting friendship! Let us know if you start a carpool group, we’d love to hear about it.
This month’s Service Project will be to continue the beautification of our outdoor spaces by weeding, trimming away dead limbs and plants, mulching, and planting. Want to join our Green Yogi Crew? Simply sign up at the front desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org Our weekly garden schedule will be posted on the website too, so feel free to join us at any time.