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Yoga and the Environment

Yoga is known for its power to improve your physical body but it also has the potential to encourage collective action that benefits the community and environment.

Yoga principles can promote a mindset to start to evaluate how your behavior impacts the environment and the wider community by encouraging you to be more engaged and aware of your natural environment. Your relationship with your environment plays a crucial role in your health and healing. You, your environment and our communities are inextricably interconnected. 

When you take care of yourself, you’ll be able to do a better job caring for others and the environment. It’s important not to become overwhelmed by the negative impact we collectively have on our planet. Start with small steps, whether it be recycling more, planting a garden, or speaking to a friend about making more environmentally friendly consumer choices all require you to take care of yourself.

One of the most immediate environments that impact your health and wellbeing is your home. You may be exposing yourself to harmful chemicals via beauty and household cleaning products, and even food products. A great percentage of household products are not produced using socially conscious principles.  

Our harmful choices are entrenched in the use of toxic products and our dependence on fossil fuels. Oftentimes we push consumerism to the max and buy things we simply do not need. It’s best not to succumb to the urge to buy things that aren’t essential. Sharing should be encouraged and volunteering at a local garden or conservation effort is a good way to get involved with your local community. 

Here are nine ideas to create a more healthy environment that you can action now:

  1. Use reusable shopping bags/totes and containers rather than using disposables
  2. Use non-toxic household cleaning products
  3. Recycle responsibly 
  4. Repurpose and reuse products instead of buying new ones
  5. Choose products with minimal packaging
  6. Eat organic foods—check that the products are cultivated using certified organic principles
  7. Reduce the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers when gardening
  8. Reduce your energy consumption by washing clothes on cold water, air drying laundry and watching your electricity use in the house.
  9. Consider using public transport, cycling or walking in place of an energy-consuming vehicle

Dance in Health and Environmental Awareness

Dance has a unique and inherent connection to space and targets the environmental and cultural value systems that determine how you interact with your environment. Dance underlines the connectivity of physicality and setting. 

 

For example, you can enlist the environment as a choreographic tool to draw attention to the beauty and uses of nature. This often allows you to become more aware of your surroundings and enjoy it for what it is, and also highlights how we all need a more sustainable approach in our culture to preserve nature—and ultimately ourselves. 

 

Dance not only connects us to space, but can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. It has a wide range of physical and mental health benefits and can be a way to stay fit. Here are a few health benefits: 

 

  • Increased strength and overall health  – Your increased level of physical activity and exercise can help prevent illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease and reduce the risk of osteoporosis as your bones become stronger.

 

  • Improved condition of your heart and lungs –  Dancing is a great cardiovascular exercise. You will notice your strength and grace improving, and an increase in your stamina. 

 

  • Weight management – The consistent movement that dancing provides utilizes multiple muscle groups at the same time, helping to tone your entire body. Studies have shown that dancing can be just as effective as jogging or cycling in order to improve body composition and aerobic strength. 

 

  • Reduced Stress – When you’re dancing, your body is in the moment, focused on the music and your surroundings that it turn can reduce the amount of cortisol your brain produces (the hormone that is associated with stress), lowering your stress and tension levels.

 

  • Improved Balance – In order to execute each move correctly, you will need to be able to maintain a strong center of gravity.  As you learn each movement and begin to gain increased flexibility and strength, your posture, balance and spatial awareness will naturally begin to improve, making each step easier for you to complete.

 

  • Improved mental functioning – When you exercise, the levels of chemicals in your brain that encourage nerve cells to grow is increased. Dancing requires you to remember various steps and sequences so your brain power is boosted which helps to improve your memory. Dancing incorporates several brain functions at once: kinesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional.