Happy Wednesday Yogis! We are restarting the Limbs of Yoga for our daily positive practices with the first of the Yamas – Ahimsa or non-harming. We also have a 30 Day Challenge continuing, so we will stay linked up with the challenge group. Our last Ahimsa Day we practiced with a random act of kindness, but today we will focus on practicing non-harming.
PS I want to announce our schedule for the next couple months! In February, since we typically have nearly a week of practices for Yamas and Niyamas, we will have longer weeks for practicing Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation. We will have a March Meditation focus, and Asana focused practices for April. We will do our next 30 Day Challenge in May.
Today’s Daily Yogi Practice is to actively exercise Ahimsa / non-harming today.
Need ideas for non-harming practice today? It can be big or small. We should strive to exercise non-harming with our thoughts, words and/or actions.
For actions, you can avoid killing a bug you find in the house, and instead use a cup and paper or cardboard to carry outside. Perhaps drive compassionately if you have to drive today. Maybe refrain from letting your temper get the best of you and stay kind throughout a difficult interaction.. this will probably be non-harming in both words and actions. Keep in your mind and try to follow “if you do not have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all.” Or, to practice Ahimsa with our thoughts, try to stay positive today with yourself, and notice and stop yourself from any negative self-talk.
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Please comment and share how you decided to practice Ahimsa today. How did it make you feel? Always remember, be kind!