Yoga's roots originate from the Bhagvad Gita, the song of Lord Krishna, the ancient text unraveling the mysteries of the depths of yogic science and the art of living
In his book, Yoga for a World Out of Balance, reknowned yoga teacher Michael Stone states that "The techniques of yoga - including body practices, working with the breath, and discovering the natural east of the mind - reorient practitioners to the very deep continuity that runs through every aspect of life until they realize that the mind, body, and breath are situated in the world and not apart from worldly life in any way."
One aspect of this reorientation is centralized around the evergreen concept of "Prana", from the origins of the Bhagvad Gita, the song of Lord Krishna, the ancient text unraveling the mysteries of the depths of yogic science and the art of living. Prana is defined as the 'life force' permeating the universe on all levels. During physical yoga practice, there is an emphasis on paying attention to this "Prana" energy within our own bodies. The philosophy of yoga then takes that teaching and expands it to cover all living beings. In other words, the energy that lights our lives is the same energy that is found in other humans, animals, insects, plants, and even the smallest organisms that make up this existence, leading to the ideology that we are all one - with each other and with nature. This reinforces the understanding of how humans are connected to sustainability and how threatening imbalances like climate change can have multiple effects on human health and lifestyles beyond physical realms.