Of the Eight Limbs of Yoga there are numerous branches or examples of each.
The first limb is called Yamas, and the first of these is Ahimsa...
Non-violence and compassion for all living things.
More than a lack of violence itself, ahimsa means active kindness and thoughtful consideration of other people and all things.
Sounds like plain old common sense, doesn't it?
It is! Done as a practice though, it invites you to go deeper, richer...all the way.
What can you do to practice ahimsa today?
Today's Simple Step
Spend this day becoming aware of thoughts around your judgment of others.
Make it your first priority.
Whenever and wherever you can, open doors, ask if you can help, take extra time, listen.
Just for today, go the extra mile and when you see yourself holding back kindness, let go.
Determine the thing that YOU can do today to practice compassion - and do it.
Let the practice take you as deep as you are able with at least one person in one significant way.
This is your Simple Step.
You will find the entire catalog of Simple Steps labeled as we go on the right hand side of the blog page.
Till next time,