Spring: A season of growth and renewal
The month of March brings the beginning of daylight savings time and the early days of Spring. With longer days and more colour creeping into our landscape, many of us feel inspired to find our own traditions of renewal. Spring Cleaning, the practice of thoroughly cleaning your home in the springtime, is a popular one.
At last month's YOGA: The Missing Pieces session, we explored the idea of clearing away habits of harming. Central to yogic philosophy is the belief that humans are inherently kind, generous, and peaceful creatures. Holding this belief, when we act in ways that harm ourselves, others or our planet, we are acting in ways that don't align with our nature.
The practice of ahimsa (non-harming) is one of restraining our harming habits so we can expose the root motivations behind the behaviour. Metaphorically, we then weed out the roots of harming so we can make more space for our natural tendency towards acts of love and compassion.
In the next four Missing Pieces sessions, we will look at four other yogic practices deeply rooted in the intention of weeding out the habitual ways we do harm to ourselves and others.
On Wednesday, March 20, we will look at the practice of satya (truthfulness), and I would love for you to join me.