The past six months have taught us a lot of hard lessons about interconnection, vulnerability, risk and self-sacrifice.
As the Covid-19 pandemic rolls on, showing no sign of abating at a global level, we are having to adjust to a long-term reality. Wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance are not temporary measures. They must be a daily practice.
In yoga, we practice daily (or as often as we can) because we understand the importance of positive habits for our body and mind. We understand that every day our body ages a little bit, potentially gets a little bit weaker; every day we face mental and emotional challenges that tax our patience and cause stress.
Every day, we have to make effort to do right, be kind, support our loved ones, do our work, care for the environment and those around us. None of these are one-off or occasional things. They must be daily practices.
These 9 steps to hygiene need to be a daily practice too.
- Wear masks.
- Discard tissues and food wrappers properly.
- Do not touch surfaces unnecessarily.
- Maintain social distance.
- Was hands.
- Use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid crowds.
- Don’t go out if feeling unwell.
- Respect people’s space when exercising or relaxing outdoors.
We all look forward to returning to a more normal life, but until then, let’s care for ourselves and those around us by dedicating ourselves to this daily practice.