Yoga is love, if I had to describe it in its simplest terms. It’s all the things we do with love and for love.
It’s something we give each other and the world. It’s a bit like another set of life rules and philosophies but based in love instead of fear.
Yoga not only makes your light shine brighter but also helps others find their own lights.
I’ve been practicing yoga for many years now and it was always on my heart to become a teacher. But then life happened and I pushed it away for a while.
I’ve spent lots of time over the last few years writing and working on myself. In turn I’ve been able to help many other people learn how to live a life of love instead a life of fears.
But from the very beginning My soul wanted more yoga in my life, and my head was like no, not now.
Eventually I was able to overcome myself and it all worked out the way it was supposed to but in the meantime I was completely ecstatic to learn that I had already been teaching the other forms of yoga.
The ones that we live out every single day. The things that we do every single day such as reading and meditating. Recycling, conserving water, not gossiping and so much more.
Here I was thinking yoga was about the mat and the poses and that’s partly right, but I’m going to teach you about the entire thing. The whole shabang! Yoga off the mat if you will.
Balance is the key to healthy happy life and it begins here. I will be exploring all 8 branches with you over the next year and taking a deeper look into the heart of it all.
The first branch we’re going to cover are the yamas. Think of them as an ethical commandment. The first Yama is ahimsa, which means “nonviolence” or “non harming”, and is at the heart of practicing yoga.
My friends will pick a spider up and take it outside because they don’t want to harm it. (I have to be honest if it’s in my house it’s not going to live) (I will work on this ha ha)
But this Yama also reminds us to love ourselves as well as others. And to practice no harm towards ourselves or anyone else.
I don’t know about you but I pretty much already lived this rule my entire life. So learning it was a branch of yoga made my heart happy.
We want to learn to move with nonviolence even when we’re stuck in a traffic jam.
We want to learn to move with nonviolence when the kids are pitching a fit.
There’s a place inside of you that practices calmness and yoga will help get you there.
Do you already Ahimsa?
💜 Tay Tay
Peace God Bless Namaste