Looking for inspirational music to share with your students on Earth Day? Singing Peace Into the World, a heartfelt playlist curated by White Swan Records, is the perfect accompaniment for a nature-honoring sequence. This groovy playlist, which includes 19 tracks and features kirtan favorites—such as Trevor Hall, Tina Malia, Deva Premal, Miten, and MC Yogi—is sure to set the tone for an uplifting Earth Day practice.
And if you or your students are looking for a way to honor the Earth off the mat, try the following recommendation from Deva Premal and Miten: “Chant the mantra om niyamaya namaha* 108 times in the morning and evening [and] carry it within you all throughout the day.” The purpose of this practice, they suggest, is to celebrate divine consciousness, to invite more of it, and to bring it into perfect balance with our earthly existence.
Enjoy these sacred sounds on Earth Day, as well as every other day of the year (because every day is a good day to honor the Earth!).
*Deva Premal and Miten also provided a translation of om niyamaya namaha: “salutations to the governor of the laws of nature and their conduct.”