In a world where you can be anything. Be kind
A beautiful moral vow that guides yoga, Ahimsa. It means to live within this life free of harm and violence towards the self, others, animals and the environment. Do the BEST you can with this. And always respect where you are at on your journey. Constantly learning how to minimise harm and cultivate kindness
With a lack of violence, hostalities decrease. I believe the easiest way begin implementing Ahimsa is through 3 categories; asana, diet and thought. When you are on the yoga mat, really pay attention to what you body is telling you and respect that. Are your hamstrings really hurting? Ease out of pose and be kind to yourself. Doesn't matter what you "should be able to do". It is more about working with what you already have. Diet, consuming foods that are free of harm such as a plant based diet. And lastly, thought - tuning into the messages you tell yourself and being mindful of them. Thinking negatively releases the stress hormone into our body which can create an array of issues for our health. However, if we think nice things about ourselves we release "feel good" horrmones.
Remember the choice is yours. Choose to be kind 💖