Ahimsa, meaning don’t hurt yourself – a yoga session at YTTI Rishikesh
Ahimsa, meaning don’t hurt yourself – a yoga session that will help you come to terms with your limitations
Karolina Kalamajska, a yogi, who conducts classes in YTTI on a daily basis, invites you to the lesson of the first jam: ahimsa.
You probably know or have heard of the book: “Patasjogi Yogasutra” – a publication that somehow put all the rules of yoga in the bag. The first two principles, which are called Sanskrit: jama and nijama, tell us how to live.
The message of ahimsa is: do not hurt
Ever wonder why the yogi diet is so often a vegetarian diet?
But today we will focus on ourselves.
Return to the situation when you woke up this morning.
Sleepy, you look at your dark circles under your eyes, you think about the hard day ahead and how angry your face decided to look gray and gloomy …
Wait a minute, are you criticizing yourself too much? What is your opinion about yourself? Don’t you hurt yourself
Not hurting also means to forgive yourself and others
Try to get rid of such feelings as disappointment, guilt, anger.
What do you think about yourself when you had plans but it didn’t work out?
Do you judge yourself critically or do you hurt yourself with words thinking that you are not good enough?
If you demand too much of yourself and burden yourself with responsibility for what you can’t do – you hurt yourself.
Yoga is a great way to confront your weaknesses and shortcomings and look at them with compassion.
don’t hurt yourself
This is what I would like to focus on today.
That, during yoga practice, we would learn to love ourselves despite the fact that sometimes we do not succeed.
Instead of focusing on the stress caused by your body restrictions (I can’t straighten my knees, I don’t touch my mat with my hands, in Malasan my heels break off ), make a decision that you will respect your limitations and learn to love them.
A yoga session that will help you come to terms with your limitations
The exercises I present are difficult!
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These are strength exercises that require balance.
But remember! Every time you fall out of position or fail to enter into position, learn to control your thoughts so as not to hurt yourself.
I invite you to the mat!
Observe your thoughts: every time you can’t hold your position when your hands are shaking. Remember ahimsa.
Will you be worried about your failing first? Do you criticize the instructor who works out great?
Stop! Remember ahimsa!
It’s important that you don’t hurt yourself. Or anyone else!
If your muscles hurt, for example your stomach, it’s a sign that you have to go to your thoughts and stick to the positive ones.
We do not judge ourselves or our value by position!
Enjoy the practice and focus on the breath. This is the most important thing.
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