The 52: Lesson Nineteen — Ahimsa: What If We Were ALL Non-Violent?

It may not seem like it, but lately yoga has kept me sane. It’s a definite stress reliever. It’s helped me at a time when other things failed.

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butterflyblueskyAhimsa. What is that, you might ask.  If you are a yogi, you would know.  But everyone benefits by understanding the depth of the word. ahimsa. It means non-violence.

If there is something we could all use more of in this world today, it is non-violence.  That and true unconditional love.

The path of yoga is abundant with all kinds of valuable lessons on leading a loving and responsible life. We learn ways to work with the body, the breath, the senses, the mind, and how to be in the world.  Ahimsa is one of those ways to be.  It is a Sanskrit word that means non-violence.  Most spiritual or religious writings have some kind of writing on this subject, whether they emanate from something like the Ten Commandments of Judao/Christian thought or Buddhist texts and others.  We are asked to practice nonviolence.

In the Yoga Sutras, the quintessential book describing classic yoga,

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6 responses to “The 52: Lesson Nineteen — Ahimsa: What If We Were ALL Non-Violent?

  1. Lovely post and I especially liked the quote by Thomas Alva Edison, n x

  2. Hi Vicki,
    Thank you for reblogging my post. I am following you now. Maybe we can “friend” one another and I can post your site. I hope so.
    With love and namaste,
    Deanne

    • Yoga has been a difficult thing to grasp for me because my mind seems to race in ten different directions. But it has helped and can be a tool to use for many times when a person needs an outlet. I think the author nailed this one so I just had to share. 🙂

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