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Astikya Niyama - Developing Self-Trust

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 we are diving deep into our human aspect of self-trust, having faith that all of our choices and actions matter and that we contribute to the greatest good of all.

I look at self-trust as a deeper knowing that your moment-to-moment actions will contribute to the greater good. Self-trust cannot be faked, or cannot be talked into. Self-trust can only be earned with repetition and consistency.

For instance: if you value punctuality, but always running late - deep inside your soul knows that you cannot be trusted.  This small misalignment repeated regularly builds a huge obstacle for you to overcome any greater challenge like substance addictions, or creating healthy relationships.   

Having self-trust is a result of making decisions that align with your highest values. When we act in contradiction to our values we will always feel stuck. To begin this journey of Astikya, start with these 2 steps:

1. Take a moment and describe: what kind of person do you dream to become? Do you remember people's names? Do you show up on time? Do you keep your house neat? Eat veggies? Workout daily? Do you want to support the environment by never buying plastic bottles? Are you actually kind to your neighbors? Do you forgive with ease? Do you raise your voice at your loved ones? Goes to bed before midnight?

2. Choose one value a month that you will never break to make it a habit - a habit of being your truer version, the version who acts how it speaks. Ask for help - asking for help is key, we can inspire and support each other!  Next month - next value. Become a person who lives your own dreams.

Listen to MY TAPAS PODCAST Episode  where I talk about the human superpower, discipline (Tapas Niyama), and what motivates me to maintain my commitment to daily selfcare and making moment-to-moment choices for the greater good. The episode finishes with a little breathing and EFT, an emotional freedom technique tapping exercise. Discipline is a big part of Yogic philosophy that helps us with our personal, professional, and spiritual growth. There is a pandemic of misinformation and a mismanaged marketing campaign of all the fitness trends, fads, and cults. It is so important to clarify our own vision and work our way to unlearn the limiting beliefs, including the toxic body image focuses behind many fitness brands.  I know we all dream of a regular selfcare routine, one that truly lasts a lifetime. This will be my 3rd year of practicing a daily routine. Last week, on the morning of December 31, I, together with my inspiring zoom group worked out, laughed, and were amazed at ourselves!!! Two (2!) years straight we did not skip our breathwork, workout, tension relief, and gratitude practice. Join us for 2023, it is NEVER late to build a healthy habit!!! Rain or shine, wherever you travel: you deserve to feel your best. 

To learn more & join my Daily Mini-Workouts Selfcare from home M-F 7:30a-7:55a PST via ZOOM - head here  

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Sending you gratitude, love, and peace

Natasha & Glowing Team

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 >


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Sending you love, health, and helpful self-discipline,


Natasha & Glowing Team

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