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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

Articles & Meditations:

What Does Ahimsa Really Mean?

Do No Harm: The Art of Ahimsa

Meditation on Compassion w/Jack Kornfield

Ahimsa on and off the mat #yogachat

What is ahimsa? #yogachat


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Kimberlyn Brown is a 500 hour yoga teacher and esthetician. Visit her website at pureshakti.com. "Yoga is to me, the gift of liberation. I have learned how to breathe more deeply, give and receive love more easily and how to live my life more fully. I am truly honored to share this practice with my students. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to empower each of my students to take what they learn in class off their mat and into their world."
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