Ahimsa or non-violence is considered the first tenant of yoga.
It’s most often associated with vegetarianism and compassion.
How can we apply Ahimsa to the stresses of our modern world - a single mother working a full time job who can’t spend the time she wants with her kids or a student working 16hour days to maintain her grades and keep up with her peers, or someone who’s body is broken after a traumatic car accident?
These aren’t the issues the Sages were dealing with 3000 years ago.
So how do we translate that wisdom in todays culture?
What can the single mom, student or motor vehicle accident survivor learn from Ahimsa? And how can this help to create balance in our culture.
These are huge questions and I don’t have an answer - in reality the answer is different for everyone - but these are definitely pieces of the human puzzle that I love to contemplate.
In this Sunday’s workshop The Yamas and Niyamas we’ll talk about how Ahimsa can inform teaching or personal practice and, most importantly, how to take this wisdom off the mat and heal our world
10-1pm @shangrila_yoga $45.