There’s a lot going on in the world right now.
- Record-breaking temperature highs can be found across the globe.
- The Amazon rainforest is being destroyed.
- Deadly hurricanes are becoming more common and more intense.
- Our soil is becoming desecrated.
- Forest fires are decimating Greece, Siberia, Brazil, Algeria, the western United States — really almost everywhere. (The eerie photo above was taken here in Colorado last summer.)
With so many earth woes stacking up in the world around us, it can be easy to want to tune out or go into a state of denial. Even to use your yoga practice as a form of escape.
If this sounds familiar, it’s likely you avoid “current event” topics when you’re teaching as well. Which begs the question – is it possible to get people to care about current events in the context of yoga? Further, is it appropriate?
We believe that everything is interconnected – our physical bodies, our breath, our yoga practice, our biology, and the world we live in.
As such, not only is it appropriate to bring current events like climate into the classroom, we think it’s imperative.
As yogins who seek the truth and seek connection, it is critical that we participate in civics, address society’s ills, and do our best to help the collective.
Of the infinite number of things we can speak to that we care about, this month, we are focused on the climate crisis.
Head over to Vesselify to learn about some ways you could weave the importance of climate action into your classes.