Our love for our friends and family, the yoga practice we do as self-maintenance needs to expand to our planet, because without the health of Earth, we don’t have the basics: air to breathe, food to eat, or water to drink. What happens to our climate happens to us.
200 countries’ leaders gather to talk about institutional change to prevent Earth’s temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius, however each country consists of individuals that also need to undergo a radical shift in lifestyle in order to maintain life.
As yogis, extend your practice off your mat to include bicycling and walking for transportation, a radical reduction in consumption of new products (instead go to thrift stores), and buy local food that isn’t prepackaged in plastic. These practices are no longer just for the environmentalists, but for anyone who wants to see life continue on the planet.