A Yogini and her Elephants
It has always been a dream of mine to settle into a life with elephants. Just to be able to walk amongst them and observe their innate greatness of spirit and dignity. In the past I had heard of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and the devoted work of the staff to provide a haven for previously captured elephants.
In this monthâ€™s Yoga Journal, it was to my delight to read a brief story about Carol Buckley, the co-founder and director of the sanctuary and an avid yoga student. She says.â€ If I didnâ€™t do yoga, I would keep zooming toward tomorrow instead of living for today.â€
From her first rescue of an a baby elephant being on display at a tire store to now managing 19 female elephants on 2,700 acres of land in Tennessee, she has incorporated her yoga practice.Â â€œ My yoga reminded me to breathe, to let go of needing things to go my way, to allow others to help.â€
The Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 1995 and continues to be a model of progressive humane treatment of elephants.
[tags] yoga practice, elephant conservation, elephant sanctuary, breath, yogini, elephant rescue [/tags]