8 and 8 is
Posted: March 18, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, Eight Limbs, exercise, fitness, free range, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, life, love, lululemon, meditation, natural, Niyama, paleo, passion, perspective, running, walking, whole foods, WOD, Yama, yoga
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray-
What’s the big hullabaloo with yoga and exercise in the Western world? Why do we often forget/neglect/ignore the idea of the eight limbs of yoga providing us with a system for living authentically?
Many of us are prompted by a sincere desire to live a happier, healthier life through the knowledge and means of yoga. Almost always, we are easily lured into asana and pranayama irregardless of our current physical condition. Yet the first part of yoga (yogic) training is our moral self-training, which if we take the time to surrender to ourselves? Yama and Niyama will solve (or at least help) our problems in an increasingly complex world.
The first path: Yama
means self-discipline and discipline of ones emotions. One must establish non-violence: Not hurting yourself in a pose or while exercising in general
. Non-stealing: Be honest
. Cheating and stealing are “things
“we all do when it relates to fitness/health. Self-discipline: Constantly strive for positive emotional and mental states
. Avarice: Know that you, you alone, are enough.
The second path of the eight limbs yoga is Niyama.
More tomorrow, maybe?!?
What is the true nature of the posts this week? If you may recall our chat last Friday about Positive Doing … Begin the process of knowing what you “want“, and make certain that you’re getting “it“, as the “practice” is a deeply trans-formative experience that can and will change your life.
*Please note the lack of depth and background into the Eight Limbs. These posts serve merely as an introduction, so why not say hello, empower yourself and dig a tad deeper?