19 Nov '11, 7pm

#Yoga News: A Lesson for the Conflicted Yogi

#Yoga News: A Lesson for the Conflicted Yogi

“The enlightened man regards a nugget of gold and a piece of stone with equal vision.” Bhagavad Gita The Yama’s are the first step in the eight limb path of yoga. The first of this first step is Ahimsa , which means to do no harm in thought word and deed; and yet as I finished watching the documentary Gasland , about the fracking of our precious land to extract natural gas, I wondered why someone hasn’t taken out Dick Cheney, a leader of this destructive practice. I know, I know, such terrible thoughts from an experienced practitioner of yoga, but the violent act of hydraulic fracturing involves injecting millions of gallons of water, sand, and toxic, dangerous chemicals, into the earth at such high pressures that rock formations shatter and release natural gas trapped inside. This leads to environmental contamination of the surrounding area on an unbelievable scale. I had...

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