Is a yogic lifestyle good for the climate?
Updated: May 1, 2019
I have practiced yoga since years. I love the way it makes me feel inside and outside. But what I love most about it is that it brings me closer to myself in the sense that with every other yoga class I get insights about myself and also feel way more connected to the world around me, its people and mother earth than before.
Just in the last year, along with the publishing of my latest mindful children's book and the birth of my son Leo, I started to feel very pulled towards the need to do something (even if its just the tiniest little bit) about my own carbon footprint in this world. Before that climate change had always been a buzz word to me but I was never truly aware of the huge challenge ahead of our planet and the crucial moment in time we are at. Watching the Our Planet series on Netflix was another eye-opener to me. Of course politics and governments play a crucial role in setting up a framework for economy and society of all nations to be able to avoid the 2 degree rise by 2035 and thus being at a point of no-return.
Often I feel anxious and overwhelmed when I look into all that data and wonder what are the little things that I can do to reduce my carbon footprint in this world.
But there is hope and there is good news! If you have a yogic lifestyle you can contribute not just to a healthier you but also to a healthier planet in a myriad of ways:
These are the areas in which you can become the yogic climate hero:
- Travel by bike, foot or electric car and limit air travel as much as you can
- Eat a seasonal and plant-based diet which has also been proven to be best for body
- Invest into a renewable home
- Reduce, reuse and recycle goods as much as you can.
Luckily, if you are into yoga, it's pretty likely that you life a lifestyle with a focus on healthy green eating and mindful travel already. And since you have learned that happiness comes from within and not from a new chic watch or purse, you might already be reducing your consumption and putter less focus on a big house.
But let's focus onto each of those section on one of the upcoming blog posts!
I'd love to hear your thoughts! What do you think is the easiest you can give up?
With love from me to you,