Saturday, March 23, 2019

#Yoga Today #suggestions for living a better #life

Suggestions – the first five suggestion are called the yamas. They are somewhat akin to the Ten Commandments. These are simply suggestion for ways in which you might want to consciously live your life. The suggestions are to practice nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy or purity and non-greed. There is five more suggestion called the niyamas which we will discuss in future classes. Remember these are to be practiced in thought, word and deed.

Yoga is about balancing the energy of your body, mind and soul. The yamas are suggestion or guidepost for achieving a state of contentment and happiness. Use them to improve your life and you will make the world a better place. The yamas should be followed as they pertain to each situation in life. For example; if you are craving something like chocolate the mind will become scattered by the craving. This may cause one to act violently and with greed. You might even steal or lie to satisfy a craving. Perhaps it is better to practice modification; eat half the piece of chocolate, throw the rest away and then spend the rest of the day without a scattered mind.


 Just remember there is no cookbook for life. Each situation in life is uniquely different. So it is suggested that with each situation in life we consciously think, speak and act with kindness, honesty, respect, purity and generosity. In this we make the world a better place.


Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet

Doctor Lynn


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