As yoga practitioners, how do we confront the modern challenges of global warming, mass extinction and growing populism to name a few? These threats to our safety and security can frighten and overwhelm us, sometimes to the point of paralysis.
What is our role in the current crisis? Do we fight for the wellbeing of our world and if so, how?
Do we become passive, believing that the universe will unfold as it should? Do we adhere to non-harming (ahimsa) through inaction?
This talk seeks to discuss the philosophical basis for fighting and the skills and practices that enable us to fight effectively in our various battles.
It will draw on the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Thich Nhat Hanh’s book ‘How to Fight’.
There will be a small amount of posture work during this session.