“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I’m Satya…some of you may already know me, but for those who don’t, welcome!. Oh goodie, another blog, right? Well, we have lots of time to get acquainted, but for now, let me introduce you to Ahimsa Yoga. Oh, wait…you’re not sure about that word “ahimsa.” Well, ahimsa literally means nonviolence or without violence. Ahimsa is the principle of nonviolence toward all living things. So I teach yoga without violence.
Seems like a no-brainer, right? You always thought that yoga was for wimps, anyway. Well…not exactly. People can hurt themselves in yoga, and often compete with themselves during their yoga practice. Sometimes it’s very easy to look over and convince yourself you should be just as advanced or flexible as the person next to you in a class. Yes, I know, you thought yoga was noncompetitive, right? Well, here’s where the truth comes out. People have the innate ability to ultimately push themselves too hard — of course not just in yoga, but in general life activities! So why not in yoga, too? Here’s where it gets interesting. When you practice Ahimsa Yoga, or non-violent yoga, things start to change, and I mean really transform. That voice inside your head, the inner critic that is always telling you what you “should” have done, or that what you do is never good enough — that voice starts to change. And what happens next? Well, you just need to see for yourself!
Top 5 reasons you need to start yoga today…or get back to it.
1: Because it isn’t tomorrow or yesterday, it’s right now.
2: You care about yourself, and yoga is absolute self-care.
3: You care about others, and yoga supports that compassion.
4: Because your shoulders feel like boulders.
5: Your back hurts and your hamstrings are like cables.
5: You need to stand up and just breathe.
6: One hour of yoga practice is one hour that you are not reading the news, listening to the news, or talking about the news. If you are really doing yoga, you are not thinking about the news or anything else for 60 whole minutes (or longer)! You need a news break for at least one hour of your busy day. Your eyes, ears, and mouth need a regular break from listening to what others are saying, seeing what others are doing, and talking about it. I know you care, and I care too. I’m not talking about sticking your head in the sand like an ostrich and forgetting about your surroundings completely…I’m just saying, please…give your sensory organs a break. Quite literally, give inner peace a chance.
Welcome to your journey…
“Breathe and let be.”