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Dana Niyama - Giving & Generosity

There are 10 Yamas and 10 Niyamas - daily values and practices from ancient Vedic Sanskrit texts that help us reach our full potential for personal, spiritual, and professional growth, and to liberate us from mental, spiritual, and physical suffering.  This month join us in aligning our moment-to-moment living with the value of Dana - giving and generosity. 


I vividly remember this wisdom from my psychology classes: whenever we feel like we are not receiving enough, it only means that we are not GIVING enough. What are we not giving, or are we giving with the condition of getting something out of it? Are we fearfully not sharing our authentic selves and only giving the 'filtered' version of ourselves? The universal flow of abundance works in a simple way: we have to give in order to receive.

When we share from the heart, whether it's knowledge, a listening ear, or material things, we tap into limitless abundance and magic, creating a fulfilling life for the greatest good of all.

Even when you as a client come to a store, or a student coming to a yoga studio - instead of what is here for me, try this on: How can I give the best of myself today? Am I forgiving or am I righteous? That's the key! ForGIVING or the opposite? This daily practice of Dana helps us stay in the flow of abundance and lo
ve, creating a community that shares and thrives together. 

5 Ideas on Implementing Dana Niyama

1. Adopt yoga, breathwork & meditation practice to connect with a vast open space of abundance and peace. We don't give when feeling stressed and closed

2. Before starting your day, tell yourself: My contribution matters, and I will put my whole heart into whatever I need to accomplish today

3. Make a daily habit to name the 3 smallest things you are grateful for. We give from a gratitude mindset

4. Take loving care of your plants, pets, and family, and ask your loved ones: What do you need? How can I support you today?

5. Let go of your belongings with ease: declutter often and forgive instantly when you lose something, or something is taken against your will

Take time this month to contemplate this beautiful practice - see how you can embed it in your daily life to expand your abundance and stay connected to your loving essence.

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Sending you gratitude, love and peace

Natasha & Glowing Team

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