Daya Yama - Compassion, Forgiveness

Thank you! Hope you have a peaceful day

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 November, as the Holiday season begins, we are aligning our lives with the value of compassion, non-judgment, and forgiveness to lighten up our common spirit. I love to think of Daya Yama as a tool of leveling our differences, seeing each other with the eyes of understanding, forgiveness, and remembering that nobody is perfect - we all simply act out of our conditioned selves. The key to compassion and forgiveness is knowing that hurt people hurt people and life is not presented to everyone from the same lens.  Daya Yama (दया) is the ethical concept that lets our hearts heal, feel lighter, and repair any ruptures.  Compassion is practiced to soothe our nervous system, to get ourselves from feeling better than the other, feeling righteous, or victimized. 

The feeling of love takes over our spirit when we embody this Yama. Imagine Mother Theresa and anyone in your life who truly embodies this yogic value. When we embody compassion and non-judgment, we avoid conflict, which supports our relationships and our health. When we embody compassion, we see ourselves as imperfect and loveable, we stop arguing with reality, which opens up the whole universe of solutions to our differences. The opportunities for deeper connection, healing, and collaboration will be presenting themselves to create ease and flow.  

How will YOU practice compassion, self-forgiveness,  and non-judgment this month? this year? your whole life?  Please contemplate it from every angle possible.  

The physical focus this month is on the hips and low back. In every class, our teacher's team will be sharing all the different ways of safely strengthening and releasing tension around our hips and low back, plus the daily mindfulness tools to grow our compassion, generosity of spirit using the yogic value of Daya. Join our yoga and core classes this month to rehab and build supportive muscles around the hips and low back, and master a few playful and sensational poses such as Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

(Utthita Hasta Padangustasana) and Firelog.

Sending you love, compassion, and healthy, strong, tension-free hips to all,

 

Natasha & Glowing Teachers ❤️

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