We live in a material world

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Aparigraha or non-possesiveness: ‘We live in a material world but don’t be a material girl (or boy).
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Greed is not the aim, take what you have earned and leave the rest on the table…
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Sharing is caring… really…

Thou shalt not steal

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Asteya or non-stealing: this applies to physical things, but also to stealing people’s ideas and sharing confidential things you have been trusted with.
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If something is not freely given to you. Then do not take it.

Speak your truth

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Satya or truthfulness: unfortunately this doesn’t give licence to say what you think ALL the time.
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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.”
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This one gets a bit tricky for me and I have to work on it EVERY day.

Throw kindness like confetti

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Ahimsa or non-violence: this one feels like an easy one for most of us.
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Essentially though, throw kindness around like confetti but here’s the hard bit…
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Even to those who don’t deserve it…

Yoga is more than asana

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Yoga is so much more than doing pose after pose…
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Yoga has a spiritual side, which most of us never start yoga for and then find it becomes a significant part of the journey…
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Over the next week I will introduce the eight limbs of yoga, focusing on the Yamas, our code of conduct and self-discipline. It can be simply summarised as “Treat others how you want to be treated.” Come learn a bit more about the spiritual side of yoga…