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8 Limbs of Yoga: S A N T O S A

September 9, 2017 0 Comments

The second #niyamas in the #8limbsofyoga as described by Pantanjali is #santosha (#santosa). This observance means contentment or appriciation. Not desiring more than what is required to sustain, and expressing gratitute for everything we have today. Santosha can be reflected in our asana practice when are truthful to ourselves (#satya) and when we do not intentionally inflict harm to ourselves (#ahimsa). I often quote in yoga class that “the present is the only place life exists”- there is no benefit on preoccupying the mind on the past or obsessing over what we were “once” capable of. The past gives us perspective, and provides valueble lessons for the future, however the past can also be a source of tension, stress and fear that distract, or occupy your time in the present. Instead of focusing on the “can not do”, shift your attention into the present and focus on all the things we CAN do. Change the conversation within and find contentment and acceptance for where, who and what we are today. Creating a postive impression within our lives today will lay the path to a bountiful and successful path for tomorrow 🌱☺#namaste .

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