To thine own self, be true, and it must follow, as the night the day,
thou canst not then be false to any man.
Satya, a Sanskrit word,means truthfulness. It follows ahimsa, which means nonviolence. We focused on it in Lesson Nineteen. Satya is the second practice we learn in the Yamas, restraints or ethical guidelines on the path of yoga. So, if you thought yoga was merely a bunch of unusual poses with the body, with some ways of breathing thrown in, you have missed the essence of yoga.
Yoga is and has always been, a spiritual path teaching us to love ourselves, to release the illusion of duality and to reach a state of union with Divine Love and Consciousness. Yoga is rich in its age-old wisdom. The classic text, codified by a writer named Patanjali, the Yoga Sutras, offers a clear and…
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