“Yoga … has a valuable contribution to make in addressing climate change, the defining issue of our time.”

So said Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, during International Day of Yoga, 2019. In March 2023 António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, warned that we must act now or it will be too late: “Our world needs climate action on all fronts – everything, everywhere, all at once.”

So is it really the case that yoga can help address climate change? If so, how can yoga contribute?

Whereas many in the 1960s and 1970s saw yoga as a countercultural alternative to western ...


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