Admittedly, my yoga journey began as an accident or possibly divine intervention. A writer that I admired was co-teaching at a yoga and writing retreat in Mexico and I planned to attend in hopes of practicing wordplay with like minds. It just so happened that my divorce became final two days before the retreat began.… Continue reading Compassion by Example: My Personal Story of Healing
The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. ~ Jack Kornfield One of the first questions I ask of my YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) students is: “Why is ahimsa, compassion, the most encompassing of all the yamas?” Students answer with beautiful replies like this one from Jennifer Fogle:… Continue reading Teaching Compassion for Yoga Teachers: Stage One
How does your yoga practice help develop ahimsa for your life? How has your understanding and relationship to ahimsa changed since beginning yoga? How do we practice ahimsa on the mat? Share examples. How do we practice ahimsa off the mat? Share examples.
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… Continue reading Writer’s Theme: COMPASSION – ahimsa
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us this Friday, June 6 at 10am PST / 1pm EST for our world famous #yogachat Tweet chat. We will be… Continue reading You’re invited to #yogachat June 6, 2014: “Yoga & Non-injury: Ahimsa on the mat”
Those who practice yoga are familiar with the Sanskrit word “ahimsa”. Ahimsa means non-violence in action, thought, and words. The Global Charter for Compassion, which was released today, is beautifully recited in the video below and acknowledges an urgent need for worldwide compassion. Will you sign and share the pledge? A call to bring the… Continue reading Charter for Compassion – Will you join in sharing a message of compassion?
Every once in a while we run across links related to yoga, meditation, or personal growth and spirituality that we feel like sharing. It may be a news article, an inspiration, a tip or new product; and sometimes it’s just something mildly interesting or amusing. Since our name is SHARE yoga, we always aim to… Continue reading A Few Items Worth Sharing Today, Sunday Edition