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Writer’s Theme: COMPASSION – ahimsa
October 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Ahimsa Sanskrit: अहिंसा; is a term meaning ‘not to injure’ and ‘compassion’, it sits at the foundation to all the other yoga ethical guidelines or ways of living.
What is ahimsa really all about? Not killing spiders? Refraining from eating meat? Is it as simplistic as turning the other cheek? How can we truly and authentically embrace this concept as a way of living? How can we practice this concept on our mat and implement it in our daily lives? As yoga teachers, how can we introduce the practice of yoga as a system of living that extends far beyond postures? How can we use the postures as a doorway to yoga philosophy and its ethical guidelines?
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Quotes about compassion:
Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~ Dalai Lama
Compassion for others begins with compassion for ourselves; we would never purchase a can of red paint and expect it to be the color blue when we apply it to our walls. ~ Deborah Adele
Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self. ~ Russell Simmons
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ~ Mother Theresa
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style ~ Maya Angelou
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