8 Limbs of Yoga: A P A R I G R A H A

September 9, 2017 0 Comments

The next #yama in my posts about the #8limbsofyoga is the 5th Yama #aparigraha. Aparigraha means non possessiveness or non greediness. Detaching yourself from the accumulation of non essential possessions and practicing self restraint in food, addictive behaviours and materialism. Money is the ultimate possession that can be used to sustain our needs, but also can be enslaving – all our time and energy and life in the persuit of accumulating wealth, or the appearance of. Parigraha means to accumulate at any cost without consideration or at the expense of others, whereas Aparigraha is the opposite. In our lives we can practice #aparigraha when we learn to not only detach ourselves from accumulation and excess, but using what we do have to sustain, enhance or help the lives of others who are in need. 🌱

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