People’s Climate March
This Sunday something important is happening. Tens of thousands of people – mothers, daughters, anarchists, ministers, scientists, stockbrokers, artists, grandparents, immigrants, refugees, children, activists, and labor unions; your teachers and your students and your friends and your family – are marching together. We are marching for many reasons. We are marching out of fear, out of determination, out of love and hope. We are marching with the knowledge that the health and balance of our world is at the tipping point, that our global ecosystem is on the verge of collapse, and that we and our leaders are not just letting it happen, we’re making it happen.
And we are responsible for the solution.
We here at Daya Yoga would like to encourage those of you in our community in Bushwick and Ridgewood and anywhere in New York to join us at the People’s Climate March on September 21st. We encourage you to add your voice and your body and the love and the strength that you cultivate every day in your yoga practice and in your life to the collective voice. Together we will call for meaningful, intentional change.
In the Ramayana, Rama’s brother Laksmana is wounded, and in true epic fashion his only hope of survival is a rare herb found only in the heights of the Himalayas. It falls on Hanuman’s shoulders to retrieve the herb and save Laksmana’s life.
But Hanuman is a monkey god, not a botanist, and he has no idea how to identify this herb. He’s from the jungles of the South, after all, and the plants of the Himalayas are unfamiliar to him. He fumbles, he doubts. Then he decides that he’ll just bring Laksmana the whole mountain.
When Hanuman realizes the scope of his power, his commitment, and his strength, he discovers he can literally move a mountain. And in doing so, he saves Laksmana’s life.
A contingent of yogis will be marching at the parade. They will meet at 9 am between 82nd and 83rd Streets on Central Park West to chant, meditate, and practice asana in preparation for the event. Daya Yoga Bushwick invites you to join them.
Together we can move mountains.
For more information, go to http://peoplesclimate.org/yogaandspirituality/