Let's Taco Bout Seva!!! The Sanskrit word "Seva" is a often associated with the facet of yoga meaning “selfless service.” As explained by Swami Niranjan, “seva” is actually composed of two words, “saha,” which means “with that,” and “eva,” which means “too.” Taken as a whole, the word “seva” means “together with” and describes the actions that seek collective uplifting through the understanding of the needs of others and are based on togetherness and integration.
Seva is sincere giving, to be done with no expectation of reward or even acknowledgment. It is an offering of compassion for others and a genuine desire to help others and better your community as a whole. It is about living in such a way that we consistently serve others selflessly. The practice of seva yoga transforms the personality in the same way that the practice of asana can transform the physical body and becomes a path to self-realization. Our world will be a better place, if everyone lives in accordance with seva.
Friends, we encourage you to take on all of your lives' activities in the spirit of seva. In doing so you will bring peace, happiness and health into your lives.
This info comes from articles from @yogamour @mindbodygreen.
1. Offer to walk your neighbor's pet or babysit (their pet or human) for them.
2. Buy a stranger's popcorn at the movies, or their coffee next time you visit your favorite coffee shop.
3. Tutor someone in whatever your specialty is. Maybe you're great at math or reading and you can share that gift with someone who needs help.
4. Volunteer at a local shelter or school. Often people do this around the holidays but it doesn't need to be a special occasion to help those in need--whether it's people or pets.
5. Leave a place better than it was when you came. Pick up trash! Maybe it's while you're hiking or at the beach (recycle it whenever possible) or even at the mall food court to make someone's job easier.
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