We’re living in a fast changing world. The earth is warming up, causing ecological disasters, causing anthropological disasters. The effects of past and contemporary patriarchal and capitalist decisions will lead to increasingly bigger changes in the environment. Like the mudslides we see every year in Bangladesh and other countries, floods of people will move away from disasters, towards safer spaces.
(Young) people of today are part of the generation that will have to actually confront what we now can hardly imagine (partly paraphrasing philosopher-activist Lieven de Cauter).
Everything we now know will change.
Yoga teaches that everything around us is always in a state of change. The only real constant is the you in you; the purusha in/with the prakriti. And through yoga, you will consolidate this ‘real you’. Through yoga and its techniques you’ll be able to root yourself in your body, even while everything will be uprooted, landslided, washed away, dried out.
You will be grounded in you, you’ll be home wherever you are.
Through yoga, you’ll be able to draw strength from this spiritual-physical connection. Strength we will need, no matter what age we are now. We’ll need strength and perseverance to help the change the world is going through, to build a place for everyone. EVERYONE.
Because, as yoga says: we’re all just souls having a human experience.