Yogic greetings to YOU!
Sending you the biggest cyber hugs I can possibly manage today……
I wanted to share a little practice, a meditation for cultivating ahimsa – or nonviolence.
When we consider what violence is for us, we need to reflect on the potent power and effects of our body actions, our body language, how we listen (or not) to others and our selves, our words and the tone which we express them. We need to consciously consider the foods we nourish – or not – our bodies with and the effects of these choices, the thoughts and the stories we tell ourselves, the people we surround ourselves by. We also need to consider how patient and gentle we are with ourselves through changes in our lives and during times of uncertainty. This is when we need to be extra gentle.
I invite you to bring mindful attention to this concept of nonharming, and understanding it’s thread in your own life.
During this time of change, I’ve been spending some time revisiting the ethics of yoga. The foundation and roots of these amazing and ancient practices, which invite yoga to not only be a practice on your mat, but if it resonates for you, also a conscious way of living off your mat.
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This particular practice I found in a treasure called Mudras For Healing And Transformation, by Joseph and Lilian Le Page, this phenomenal book was introduced to me to by one of the many incredible inspirations in my life, Kathleen Burr. Kathleen is a phenomenal yogi, and a very dear friend. She teaches us about resilience and trauma informed yoga, as well as powerful ways for us to remember to care for ourselves. She offered our teachers at Surya Daya a beautiful and nurturing afternoon of self care last year and it is our plans to have her back to hold a community offering when it is safe to do so.
I invite you to come into a comfortable seated position, and give yourself some time to explore this beautiful meditation practice.
Much love, Amber