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SIDDHANTA SRAVANA NIYAMA: Listening to the Spiritual Teachings
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, professional growth, and to liberate us from mental, spiritual, and physical suffering. This month we are finding the ways and the best resources to implement a daily dose of spiritual teachings to help us self-soothe and self-regulate, protecting our inner peace and effectiveness.
In my yoga practice, Siddhanta Sravana is one of the most cherished moments of my day. I love listening to the spiritual teachings whenever I am by myself and free of work or chores. I definitely replaced watching TV with Siddhanta Sravana, and I find listening to the teachings both fascinating and useful. I find a lot of answers to my daily challenges in Vedic and Buddhist philosophies. The fun thing about this Niyama is that it doesn't specify whom you must listen to. There is no dogma in Yogic philosophy - it's about finding a teacher that soothes your disturbances, helps you understand yourself and others, be responsible for your actions and remember that life is a mystery. Below you will find my favorite resources, and I am excited to take this month's classes and see whom our teachers love listening to!
How can we make this Niyama part of your daily life?
3 WAYS I FIT SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS INTO EVERY DAY:
1. Joining yoga classes - spiritual teachings are part of our every class. This month our teachers will be sharing their favorite spiritual authors and sources in every class.
2. During the commute, or even better, a dedicated daily walk to listen to recorded teachings and contemplate on from audiobooks, podcasts, and lectures (below are my 5 favorites)
3. Open my favorite book once I wake up or before you go to bed. I have many books that have a format with 1-2 page teachings, and great bite-size contemplations for daily practice. My Must-Read Books >