Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday, April 22nd
Yoga and caring for the earth go hand in hand. Join your community in spreading an eco-friendly mindset.
Do yoga outdoors!
Take your practice outside, bare feet connecting to the earth, let the wind blow easily through your hair, giving gratitude to Mother Nature.
Set an intention for your practice sending love and kindness to keeping the earth a clean and safe place.
Practice 108 Sun Salutations- the week of Earth Day I plan to get us started, so we'll practice a few (NOT 108) sun salutations in each of my classes.
Lights-turn off for a full 24 hours and only turn on what you need and for the length of time that you need them. Or replace a few of your traditional lightbulbs to environmentally friendly versions. It can save money and energy.
Electronics-try to go 24 hours (or start small with 4 or maybe 8 hours) and not use your phone, computer, tablet and truly unplug from external stimulation, and instead focus inward. Visit with friends in person, go outside, hike, plant a tree, do yard work, or help your neighbor or elderly friend/family member with their yard needs left from the harsh winter.
Walk-keep the car in the garage and walk or bike to your destination, if distance is a concern try carpooling.
Invest in an earth friendly coffee mug/water bottle-start today using an eco-friendly mug instead of cardboard or plastic. This bottle is my favorite, I have them in every size and in various colors and it really does keep your liquids cold/hot for hours, as if you just poured them minutes ago.
Invest in resusable grocery bags- instead of store plastic or paper bags, reusable bags are eco-friendly, hold more items, are more sturdy and often easier to carry than what the store provides.
Start a recycling or compost practice. Unsure how to compost, visit my blog article for easy step by step directions.
Volunteer- take part in national or local events that help the environment.
Online or electronic bills-moving from paper to e-bills or online versions can save millions of trees each year.
Yard Oasis-consider adding a bird house, water element or plant(s) that attract birds and other creatures. A few minutes a day of watching nature can reduce stress plus it's a welcome haven for these beautiful creatures.
Plant a vegetable or herb garden-it helps you to eat healthier, allows you to enjoy more time outdoors in the fresh air and enriches the soil. Check out my blog post here for growing herbs.
These are just a few of the many things that you can do on Earth Day and every day of the year.
Whether your efforts are large or small, every change that you make can make a significant impact!