Q&A: Should we mix yoga & politics?
This week’s Q&A is all about whether we should mix yoga & politics. It’s a sensitive subject but I’ll give you my take on this.
Here’s the question:
“It seems that almost EVERY yoga teacher I follow and look to for inspiration/connection is wrapped up in the fervor of the political climate and that just isn’t who I am. I respect everyone’s perspective whether I agree or not and want others to feel “safe” in our online community. I prefer to have political conversations in person and take action privately. I’m curious as to how you keep politics out of your message/posts? – Danielle”
I know a lot of us feel politically exhausted from overexposure because politics is on surround sound. I also felt similarly worn down by it for a while until I had a little epiphany that shifted my perspective…
Over to you! What are your thoughts? Should yoga & politics remain separate, or do you think we should keep an open dialogue about everything EVEN against the backdrop of our yoga practice?