In the practice of Yoga, there are a set of guidelines (eight to be exact) for living a meaningful life. One of the principles is the practice of Ahimsa – loosely translated, it means – practicing non-violence toward all living things.
In today’s yoga class, my teacher made it personal – she said we need to include ourselves in this practice of non-violence. In other words, we must not harm ourselves, in neither words, thoughts nor actions.
Here are some tips to practice Ahimsa toward yourself:
I share this, so that you remember, it is a practice, and when you forget (which we all will), you simply begin again.
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Sharon MacGregor, is a Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor, mother of 2 teenagers and a corporate refugee. She has re-claimed her health with food and yoga. She started the company Serene Serendipity Wellness to help women who have been side-tracked by life, rediscover their health, vitality and lust for life. She is an avid foodie, committed to the Farm to Fork movement, and supports local Farmers Market. www.sereneserendipity.com