For my 2011 State of Union Address (i.e., State of Yoga), I’d like to bring attention to Pranic Footprint. President Obama made mention of greening up our energy in his State of the Union address. But what about our pranic energy? Do we stop to consider the impact our own energy has on our environment?
If you’re not clear where I’m headed with this, think about the last time you were in a room with one or more hyper people, or on the freeway with other drivers very determined to move ahead. Maybe you’ve witnessed someone enter a room seeping negativity, or know someone who drains your energy to the point you cannot bare to be around them. Their energetic drain depletes you long after you’ve parted company. Know the icky, uncomfortable, Get me outta here feeling?
This is what I mean by pranic footprint. Just like a carbon footprint, the energy we bring to a thought, action, word, situation, or even a room has its effects. The energy we bring lingers. In some cases this imprint has a half-life of many lives. In a time when we are more aware, and cautious of, the impact of our material consumption and expenditures, what if we all become equally mindful of where–and how–we put our energy?