Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas (do’s) and the meaning of the word is translated into non-violence.
To me yoga is the journey from the mind into the body or others might say to the heart. It’s been a journey of thinking less and experiencing more. It’s been a go to in all aspects of my life, and the world of yoga is so vast. In the beginning it was a scary world to enter, trust me, the ego really pulled all the tricks it knew to avoid entering this unknown world filled with possibility. Almost two years ago I started my first yoga teacher training, and my world was turned up side down.
This time around it has given me great confidence in myself. I am now ready to practice unconditional love, understanding and compassion, not only towards others but to myself. Everything start with thyself.
Two years ago when I started to grasp the fact that we are the creators of our own reality, I was filled with confusion.
As I looked closer at myself and the life I believed I had, I was able to be loving in what I found painful to see. Instead of being judgmental I was compassionate. I listened to myself, I held myself I started to love myself.
Today, Ahimsa, is a reminder of being kind towards yourself so that you can spread that loving energy out into the world.
I found a quote when I googled Ahimsa, and it really stood out to me. ”Peace in oneself, peace in the world”.
For the past couple of days I’ve been putting a lot of focus into this topic, and through out the rest of the month this will be my theme.
As I spend more time with this I will share more of my experience and thoughts.