8 Limbs if yoga: S V A D H Y A Y A
Today I reflect on the 4th #niyama #svadhyaya which I feel is of great importance wither one is a practitioner of yoga or not – #svadhyaya simply put means “self study”. Taking our time to study, observe and read to absorb knowledge to attain personal growth. It is (too!)easy to become preoccupied with the mass amount of useless and superficial “entertainment”, and petty nuances that literally steal our time. Instead invest the small amount of time we have in this lifetime discovering, learning and ultimately inspiring those around us to hopefully reach their own potential. We all have “questions”, not one source will have all the answers, but those who invest the time and seek towards self improvement will attain liberation from many of the common aliments that burden day to day life. If you are asking your self, WHAT should I be studying? The answer lies with introspection.
Note that #svadhyaya also refers to the study of ancient scripts and sacred texts such as the Vedas, I am by no means an expert on this topic, (or anything really) but I believe through learning by all channels and perspectives our own reality will become less clouded.
“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness, and for the bulk of mankind happiness is better” G. Orwell 1984 .
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