Back To The Yoga Basics II- Satya

My dear Yogis and Yoginis,

This weeks Yama is Satya – non-lying, truthfulness.

“Lying creates confusion and the inability to perceive guidance from the Big Self. The little self gets trapped in lies. Speak, think and act truthfully and you will have clarity in life.”
~ Alan Finger
(How to expand the little self to merge into the big self)

The Four Gates of Speech
As a guide, the Four Gates of Speech, which evolved from the third action in the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism, offer a litmus test for delivering spoken words.

Are they true? 
Beyond the factual verity of your words, they must be spoken with
intention and clarity. A lie, no matter how trivial, disconnects us from higher consciousness and creates an entry point for self-doubt – if we know we are capable of lying, we lose the ability to trust ourselves and our instincts.

Are they necessary? 
Consider whether your words add value to a given situation or whether it might be prudent to listen instead.

Is it the right time? 
Take a moment to understand whether the person you are speaking to is ready to receive your words. Be patient if the timing isn’t right, your message will land most gently when it is.

Are they kind? 
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, be kind. Ahimsa is offered as the first yama to be observed above all others and the last gate of speech as a final checkpoint before we are cleared to speak.
Words without kindness are unconstructive, even when engaging in
challenging conversations. If your words cannot be delivered from a place of kindness, go back inside and evaluate how you might identify words that better reflect your true nature.
~ Laura Hand
(Excerpt from “Satya: Truth in Practice”)

The Three Universal Truths:
1. Everything is impermanent and changing 
2. Impermanence leads to suffering, making life imperfect
3. The self is not personal and unchanging

The Four Nobel Truths:
1. All life involves suffering
(the Truth of Suffering)
2. Suffering is caused by desire and attachment
(the Origin of Suffering)
3. Desire and attachment can be overcome
(the Truth of Cessation)
4. The way to overcome them is by the Eightfold Path
(the Truth of the Path)

Monday 22.08.
Heart & Lungs
Slow Flow

Wednesday 24.08.
Open” Twists

Thursday 25.08.
Open Theme
Yogis Choice

Friday 26.08.
Closed” Twists

A lot to worth to think and contemplate about, isn’t it?!



On this website we use first or third-party tools that store small files (cookie) on your device. Cookies are normally used to allow the site to run properly (technical cookies), to generate navigation usage reports (statistics cookies) and to suitable advertise our services/products (profiling cookies). We can directly use technical cookies, but you have the right to choose whether or not to enable statistical and profiling cookies. Enabling these cookies, you help us to offer you a better experience.