Why Yogi’s Vote

Why Yogis Vote 2018
Over ten years ago I remember attending a conference and listening to the Keynote Address where the speaker explained the definition of political as meaning “to care.” She said, “To be political actually means to care about your community.”
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In a nutshell WHY Yogis VOTE is because we care.
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We care about the air we breathe
We care about the food we eat
We care about the health of the earth
We care about education
We care about equal rights
We care about kindness
We care about those less fortunate than ourselves
We care about one another.
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We care because we are ONE. ❤️ The word yoga comes from the root ‘yuj’, to yoke or bind together. Therefore “yoga” means unity, oneness or union.
Eknath Easwaran explains from on of the mean sacred Yogic texts, “the ideal of the Upanishads is to live in the world in full awareness of life’s unity.” He goes on to offer his own translation of the Bhagavad Gita where he says: “… all things are interconnected because at its deepest level creation is indivisible. This oneness bestows a basic balance on the whole of nature such that any disturbance in one place has to send ripples everywhere, as a perfect bubble, touched lightly in one place, trembles all over until balance is restored.”
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What happens to one of us happens to all of us, even if we don’t agree with them, we still care.
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Why? Because the essence of this union is #love.
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We vote because we believe that we are united in core beliefs such as love, truth, and peace. ☮️
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“He who is rooted in oneness realizes that I am in every being, wherever he goes, he remains in me. When he sees all beings as equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga.” (Bhagavad Gita 6.29-32)
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November 6, 2018 is different than any other day. On this day in the United States of America you have the power to show you care.
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36 million Americans practice yoga.
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137.5 million Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Think of what it would mean if all American Yogis felt EMPOWERED to CARE and effect the change we want to see in the world. Remember you do make a difference.
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VOTE.
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#vote #wecare #getouttovote #ahimsa #teachpeace #teachlove #onelove #oneness
#dosomething #bhagavadgita #upanishads

Reference: https://www.thegoodbody.com/yoga-statistics/

How You Treat Yourself is How You Treat Others

#HappinessRx: The we treat ourselves will be the way we treat others.
“We would never purchase a can of red paint and expect it to be the color blue when we apply it to our walls. The “color” of how we treat ourselves is the “color” of how we treat others. If we can’t be safe with ourselves, others can never be safe with us, and the world can never be a safe place to be.” – Yamas & Niyamas, Deborah Adele
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#shoulderstand is a great practice of #ahimsa towards ourselves. As a teacher how you treat yourself, staying safe in your own body, is an indicator of how you’ll help keep others safe in your classes.
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Practice of shoulderstand takes time. This variation took me ten years to lovingly create in my body.
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Lens Kubu Bali Baik Villa, Ubud. #bali

How to Create a Safe and Loving Yoga Environment

How to Create a Safe and Loving Yoga Environment by Silvia Mordini

When a student comes to the mat, there’s an implied contract they make with you as teacher. Staying safe, honoring one’s self, and practicing ahimsa (non-harming) is of primary importance.

As teachers, however, we cannot be wholly responsible for our students’ safety. We need to teach them to take responsibility for themselves and to build self-awareness. This may mean learning and respecting their limitations, learning to self-adjust, and practicing with less ego and more love for their wellbeing.

You will find yourself saying to your students the phrases “honor your body” and “if appropriate, you might try this option.” Please take time to explain what you actually mean by saying this as it will not be self-evident for most people.

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com