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Asteya Yama - Not Stealing Peace

There are 10 Yamas and 10 Niyamas - yogic take on human values and ethical practices that help us reach our full potential for personal, spiritual, and professional growth, and to liberate us from the repetitive cycle of suffering. When we live in contradiction to the highest values, when we avoid taking the higher road -  we get stuck in a rat. 

This month join us in aligning our moment-to-moment living with the value of Asteya. When I think of stealing in our day-to-day life I think of us stealing time, stealing inner peace and wellbeing. While we can replace things taken away from us, and we can make more money, we can never replace our time, and our health. We can steal time and peace by being sloppy in our communication and in our projects, by stressing about things that are out of our control, by excessive entertainment, by not having a selfcare routine, and by not appreciating how far we've come. 

We want to dive deep into time because the why behind us needing better focus and time management is either we don’t have time for our health & fitness, or we feel overwhelmed with piling up unfinished projects, or we have lost touch with our heart all of which cause physical and mental breakdowns. The lack of focus and time management skills directly affects our well-being: when we are in a chronic state of catching up, our work & family need us 24/7, we think this load might be just temporary and we persist to crank them up..then years fly by but our busy-ness seems to never change, and our health, out fit body, our hobbies, and our inner spark become a distant memory.  If we do not learn how to harness and manage our time today, we can blink and 10 years will pass without us getting any closer to the way we wanted to feel.

Please listen to my Podcast: Sustainable Time Management System > where I share the secrets to getting things done and the 5 Steps to Time & Concentration Mastery. Think about more mindful use of our finite and precious time, the importance of a routine, ways to lifehack our schedule to prevent burnout, loss of zest, and propel us towards the vision we have for our life.  

6 Asteya Habits to Develop:

1. We give ourselves extra 15 minutes to get places, so we're not stealing others' (and our own) inner peace

2. We do not steal silence - we do not talk excessively, or create noise pollution. In conversation, we speak clearly and honestly and create a balance between our talking and our listening to give others a chance to express what is beyond the surface

3. We never take what is not freely given: physical items, people's time, people's rights, attention, admiration

4. We establish a schedule that includes time for selfcare, decluttering physically and mentally. Our mental & physical health contributes to the greater good

5. We pay attention to details and do our very best in all of our projects to make sure we do not steal peace and time from others who rely on our efforts

6. Practice gratitude and giving every day to appreciate and share what we have, instead of building up our sense of lack. We open the door of abundance the more we give

 

What does not stealing peace & time from yourself mean to you? 

5 SPIRITUAL RESOURCES I LISTEN TO:

 

  1. Adyashanti recordings - he has many recorded sanghas I like listening to on my walks >

  2. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer (constantly, on repeat  - it's a lifelong reminder) >

  3. The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. I read it in print in the mornings -contemplative meditations to start my day with >

  4. The Spiritual Psychology teacher Michelle Chalfant's Adult Chair Podcast >

  5. Weekly recordings from the Spirit Rock The Heart Wisdom Podcast of Jack Kornfield >

Every 2 weeks join The Journal Time Katrina is leading to support the community on this self-awareness journey. Journaling is a part of yoga called svadhyaya, self-study, an incredible tool for processing our life experiences and for closing the gap between our values and our actions. Join us in person or via Zoom >

WHAT CLASSES DOES GLOW OFFER

 

At Glow, we teach yoga for all ages as a holistic 8-Limb practice, preserving the richness of its ancient philosophy. Every month we focus on a particular subject which you can see in our Blog. We offer a thoughtful variety of classes: Flow (Strengthening Vinyasa), as well as Yin-Restorative, Meditation+Pranayama, SoundBaths,  Pre/Post-Natal Yoga, 360Barre, Deep Stretch & Self-Massage classes. Please take a look at our current in-person schedule  > 

ENJOY OUR WEEKENDS WITH WELLNESS EXPERIENCES

 

Your life is now. Here. In the city. Make it more meaningful, enjoy it, and do something different. We are bringing a variety of holistic leaders and healers to educate, unwind, nurture our spirit, and entertain our curiosity every weekend > 

Sending you love, health and peace,

Natasha & Glowing Team

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