Satya = truthfulness

Word of the day: Satya = truthfulness

the respect for truth encompasses different forms of communication (words, gestures, writing); “to thine own self be true”

and is defined in the Mahabharata (according to Bernard Bouanchaud in The Essence of Yoga) as “Truth should be told when agreeable, should be said agreeably, and truth should not be said that does harm; however, never lie to give pleasure”

I think taking some of the speed out of some aspect of your yoga practice and (in general) the day, keeps us honest, less impatient, less inclined to hurt ourselves or others.. Above all else, living mindfully keep us living in truthfulness as we cultivate a symbiosis between thoughts and actions.

To practice this, you may enjoy:  5 Minute Mindfulness Retreat and join me on Facebook and Twitter with #liveyouryoga

SATYA - truth

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Rana Waxman is a registered yoga therapist ERYT-500, with 20 years of teaching experience. Rana is a freelance writer and social media expert in addition to leading yoga workshops internationally and teaching alignment focused private and group Yoga Lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City NJ.

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