Love … and Ahimsa, will keep us together.
Ahimsa: Non Violence, Kindness and Compassion
The Yamas are guidelines to encourage a journey toward optimal health and well being. We like to refer to them as ‘common sense’. They include:
- ahimsa (non-violence or non-harming)
- satya (truthfulness)
- asteya (non-stealing)
bramacharya (respectful relationships)
- aparigraha (non-possessiveness)
See the thing is… these might be considered common sense… but on a more subtle level, they are also very easy to take for granted. (Ever told a white lie or been brutally honest? Ever hold on to things longer than necessary?) A practice infused with these yogic concepts reminds us constantly where we feel strong and balanced and where we can strengthen and focus. We practice consistently because daily we are inundated with opportunities to slip into confusion or on occasion… chaos. (ever had a to-do list explode out of control?)
When we study or practice yoga, we don’t just absorb it once. We try to embody it, to experience it, to explore it and to share it. So this week we’ll add a brief focus to each of our classes that highlights one of the above mentioned yamas. Our intention is to further enhance our own learning experience…. as well as yours! We hope you enjoy the journey with us!
** Teacher Training week 1 Snippet: This week we each choose one of the Yamas to explore. We look at how this shows up in our lives, our practices and why it matters. Or does it? ; )
Don’t Miss Next Week:
10/2 NEW 45 minute Monday Lunchtime Flow
@ 12:05pm w/ Sabrina Mays
10/14 Meditation Made Simple
10:30am with Suzanne
10/14 Saturday Night Hot Yoga Flow by Candlelight
6pm with Amy Perkins
LOVE’s Book Club starts this month with
The Untethered Soul
Live book review Sunday, Oct. 29th 7:15pm
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Mantras that Matter
A Mantra can be a soothing and creative way of talking to yourself. Translated various ways, the most common include a sacred message, a message for the mind or protection for the mind. Here’s one that’s useful for inspiring kindness:
That fills with good, another’s soul
That’s what makes the kind ones whole