Thursday, October 10, 2019

A Yogic Inspiration For World Mental Health Day

The state called yoga is a slowing of the fluctuations of the mind, and is the first thing discussed in the traditional practice, a holistic program for mental health that considers the close relationship between the senses, mind and heart. What we allow entrance to our mind through our senses creates desires, restlessness and often unfulfilled desires that create the mind’s activity of preference, clinging or aversion, derailing us from our true purpose and goals, and robing us of the precious space in our hearts needed to interact with life with authentic kindness. 

When the space in our heart is free our mind is free and when our heart is closed, our mind is left vulnerable to unhealthy distraction and actions that create a ripple of karmic action through our lives and the lives of those around us.

Notice that spontaneous kindness emerges in the act of letting go of your personal desires. Today, choose to be authentically kind, notice how it feels and the effect you can produce with your conscious act of letting go of yourself for a moment.

At ChayaVeda we teach the science of breath and practice breathing exercises that are calming, purifying and nourishing to our minds and hearts and contribute spontaneous kindness making the world a healthier and happier place.

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