Yogis getting political. It’s a little uncomfortable. Like the first time you wear a thong. It’s awkward but you know it’s meant to be there for good. It’s only trying to help.
Needless to say, this election season has stirred up quite a frenzy, and we mean that as good and bad. But the overall “good” is that more people seem to be even more involved and invested, and that does not leave out the yogsters. Though there hasn’t been a very loud movement in the yoga community so far, we’re getting the sense that is about to change.
This video entitled “Yogis For Bernie” might be one indication. Featuring prominent yogis Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann,Sianna Sherman, Peter Sterios, Mark Whitwell and Govindas, the video is intended to motivate and activate, and get people to vote for Bernie in tomorrow’s California primary (though to be fair, they do say they just want you to vote for whomever you want).
Yogactivist Seane Corn writes via her facebook page:
Tomorrow, June 7th, is California’s primary election and we (a bunch of California yogis including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann,Sianna Sherman, Peter Sterios, Mark Whitwell and Govindas) put together this little video for you so as to encourage EVERYONE to get out and vote and to express the beliefs we share and the candidate that we support…Bernie Sanders!! Regardless of your political position, we hope that every CA citizen gets out there tomorrow and participates in democracy by voting your values!!!! Participate! Activate! Vote!
What do you think about yogis getting political?