⭐️Day 14 of #Yogaharvest si Compassion! 💗💜
This is a theme I am very passionate about. Compassion isn’t, in my humble option, really taught in modern day life and western culture. It is a principle that may sound natural, but is challenging to practice.
⭐️We are constantly in competition with others, and ‘the winner’ is the one that is ‘better’ (whatever that may mean). More often than not, we choose to feel superior to others, which automatically disconnects us from another being. It’s a form of a defense.
⭐️Compassion requires us to separate from that desire to be ‘better’, or to be indifferent, or disconnected. It requires emphaty. It requires heart, care, love. The point is to feel compassion towards every living being, not just the ones we personally give preference to. Thus, compassion also means no discrimination.
⭐️There is a very particular personal practice that I have chosen to follow, and that is #ahimsa or non-violence. It’s been 12y since I adopted it, starting by not eating animal products.
⭐️Ahimsa is an essential part of yoga, the first Yama in the astanga path outlined in yoga sutras by Patanjali. It is obviously important to all your hosts, that’s why we are called #ahimsaalliance ☺️. @rima_danielle @veganyogiunicorn @yinandjuice
💗According to yoga philosophy, ahimsa is the base for compassion.
⭐️No matter your path, there are so many ways to practice compassion 🙏 Compassion means that when you encounter suffering of any kind, you want to stop it. It means helping the one that needs it. Truly understanding what another is experiencing. Giving protection to the weak or dependent.
⭐️Not surprisingly, I have chosen a heart opener 💗. So many asanas work the heart chakra - guess why?! Open heart isn’t just about ‘love’. Open heart sees all with the same eyes, and treats all with true equality.
Be compassionate. Towards yourself, other humans, other living entities, and Mother Earth. Then your heart will flourish and know peace. ✌️