Satya or truthfulness: unfortunately this doesn’t give licence to say what you think ALL the time.
It’s about finding the right balance between “Honesty is the best policy” and if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”
This one gets a bit tricky for me and I have to work on it EVERY day.
I am a girl who fell in love with yoga 4 years ago. First of all for the flexibility it gave me, which helped me in my dance class and then, while finding myself deep in the clutches of a corporate 8am - 8pm, for the space and calm it brought to my life when I found myself feeling anxious, or simply unable to switch off.
This led me to a crossroads where I made the concious decision to take time to delve into the practice of self-care. I was the sort of person who would feel guilty if I wasn’t using every moment of the day ruthlesssly efficiently and the thought of taking time for myslef was a concept I had never entertained before. Yoga allowed me to “breathe and reboot” virtually guilt free, which was a novel and wonderful concept!! The increased flexibility and strength turned out to be just a wonderful side effect of my new found “me time.”
I completed my 200hr yoga training with the fantastic Sally Parkes and can honestly say that the year for 2017 will forever be one that changed my life. I met some fantastic friends and learnt so much more about myself as a person, another lovely side effect of yoga!
I am now on a journey to share the wonderful effect yoga has had on my life with others. If I can change your life even 1% of the way it changed mine, then that would put a HUGE smile on my face :)
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