By: Leslie Lehman, RYT 200
The practice of yoga teaches us that everyday is earth day. Earth day teaches us about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. The preservation of our beautiful earth is dependent on us making conscious efforts to use less energy, buy locally, and recycle.
The earth and universe is central to your yoga practice. The earth is you and you are the earth. You are the universe and the universe is you. Yoga teaches us that the lines of separation between ourselves and our environment are gone. Our practice of yoga off the mat teaches us to nurture, feed, and clean the earth just as you would for yourself.
In addition to maintaining the viability of the earth, there is a need to leave your karmic footprint. Every action, every footstep we take has an impact on our world. We allow our spirit, our inner goodness, to imprint on the people, places, and animals we encounter. Our karmic footprint lives beyond our years. The more we can contribute to the people around us and help with the environment surrounding us, the more our spirit lives on in those universal contributions. We are reflected in the love and compassion we give freely to the world. Each karmic footprint we place in this world allows our spirit to be infinitely expressed and to encourage others to take those same footprints