“How do we move through life loving deeply and engaging fully without getting attached?”
Day 4 of #YogisYamaNiyamas . Today we move to the next Yama which is aparigraha (Non-possessiveness/ non-attachment) and our posture is any lunge variation.
Aparigraha invites us to move through life with love and light in our hearts, removing pain and regret.
The simplest example that comes to mind is...”your spot” in the yoga class or your favorite teacher has a sub today. You can take this invitation to explore a new spot in the room or a new teacher or.... you can let it ruin your practice.
In my life I have found practicing non-attachment normally isn’t as simple as this example though. On a much deeper and more personal note, over four years ago when I was in treatment for addiction, I was terrified to leave. Once I left the cozy comfort of people taking care of me, I knew what was waiting for me on the other side. I had to face the consequences for my actions in active addiction. In the course of 3 days, I left treatment, went straight to jail for a day for a DUI that occurred months prior, went to court the following day. Then, moved to a different city, 6 hours away from my family and started over. Aparigraha got me through this. Trusting that everything was going to be okay. It’s hard to let go when we have no idea what the future holds. But when we don’t let go, we don’t allow ourselves to grow spiritually.🙏🏻
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✨Pose Lineup: ✨
Ahimsa (Non-Violence) - Choice of asana with self hug💜
Satya (Truthfulness) - Fish pose / camel pose 💙
Astaya (Non-stealing) - Wild thing💛
Aparigraha (Non-attachment) - Lunge💚
7511014 February, 2019
For a while I was unsure about how to detach. I’m told to “just let go.” But how do I actually release? Am I supposed to stop caring about everything? Forget people and events that comprise a large piece of who I am? Quit working toward an end result?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The process is really scary and I think that’s why many of us resist it. It’s more comfortable to latch onto the story that you use to define and excuse yourself. I am cranky in the morning, that’s just how I am. If I wake up one morning feeling like a million bucks but it’s 6am so I allow myself to be cranky, because that’s just how I am, suddenly I’m annoyed at everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Letting go is more about re-writing the narrative so you can live within a limitless realm of possibilities. You are no longer defined by bad break-ups, rejection, sleeping patterns or anything on your list of fun facts.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The less you hold onto the lighter you feel. #aparigraha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
photo by @sfreneenyc
Aparigraha - não possessividade - ressoa na minha vida quando percebo que minha mente quer resistir ao fluxo.
Quando quero manter algo ou alguém do jeito que já estou acostumada.
Quando minha mente pede para não mudar nada. Quando minhas emoções se manifestam frente a ‘soltar’ o controle e expectativas.
As práticas de meditação, pranayama e asanas são a base para esse treino de autopercepção, para ir liberando o fluxo e confiar na ‘entrega’.
388219 hours ago
APARIGRAHA /// NON-ATTACHMENT /// LETTING GO
This ancient yogic concept is something I have really been working on,
Not only ON the mat but also OFF.
Something I also believe that goes hand-in-hand with this concept is letting go of the EGO.
But... I need YOUR help 🙋🏼♀️ I would be lying if I said it’s EASY to do these things.
It’s human nature to attach to things,
To want things to come out a certain way.
To create expectations.
To seek approval from others.
Especially on this platform -
Where we all spend TIME and ENERGY creating things,
Pouring our hearts and souls into words,
And at times seeking others approval.
So- in my effort to release expectations, TRY to practice non-attachment and leave the EGO at the door- I’m curious… ⠀
What do you want to see MORE of on my page/blog/etc? LOTS of things are true to me and WHO I am, but sometimes its HARD to know what really provides the VALUE that people are looking for. ⠀
So- if you could choose something you’d like to see more of on here- what would it be?
Yoga flow videos?
Doodles? (If you don’t choose this 😤🤣)
Share with me in the comments- it can be anything!
PS- any tips for practicing non-attachment?? drop this in the comments, too🤷🏼♀️👏🏻
Wearing all @beyondyoga#livebeyond
📸 @thericklash #wyapc#yogspiration#iamwellandgood#mindbodygram#aparigraha#yamas#yogateacher#yogawisdom
The Yama #aparigraha is the yogic practice of non attachment. Or sometimes translated as non-greed or non-possessiveness (my fav translation)
This gets translated in lots of different ways, buy less items, take only what you need vs what you want, minimalistic living, donate what you don’t use, but most importantly #imho putting value into experiences, people and yourself and not tangible items.
Also! The idea of letting go of the attachment to the outcome of something. I see this all the time in my auditions. If I try to control the outcome of a scene, it sucks. If I release my possessiveness over it and just go on the journey of the scene- it’s honest. And it way more fun. This T-shirt is by @spiritplaytshirts and I’m totally feelin it today. 👚 🧘🏻♀️ 🕉
The five yamas of Yoga ~ respect for others (Yama) is based on non-violence (ahimsa); truthfulness (satya); not stealing (asteya); non-covetousness (aparigraha); and acting with an awareness of higher ideals (Brahma-charya). #yoga#yama#ahimsa#satya#asteya#aparigraha#brahmacharya
I get busy... planning, remembering, checking things off lists... but the truth is that all I really have is this day- this moment. And the way to find freedom in this moment, and in every moment, is to continually turn back towards the intention to be of service. How can I help?
Me acting like I can really stockpile riches or accolades or ‘things’ for myself in this life is delusion - because, of course, I can’t hang on to any of that... What I can do instead is really show up now, here, with a full and present heart, and treat it - this moment - like it matters - like it’s the only moment I’ve got... How can I best be of service here and now - engaging my gifts in a way that empowers others? How can I help...? Then I can turn in and listen... consult the ol’ inner teacher... she probably knows about stuff I haven’t even thought of yet.
I’m stepping in @lovestoryyoga and @yogaflowsf for my dear friend @chelseah.yoga for these next 2 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9:30am at LSY, and noon at Yoga Flow Ocean.... so come in and say hi... let’s practice. Because we’re in this together, guys. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙏 #beofservice#here#now
So many out there going through “life changes” and internally struggling.
Ever find yourself “fighting” to keep things as is? What if what new comes about is so much better? #letgo#aparigraha#frasiercrane
Aparigrajá अपरिग्रह Es el quinto #yama
GRAH, la raíz de “graha” significa apropiarse o aceptar y “pari” quiere decir “alrededor de”; #aparigraha podría traducirse como “no acaparamiento de las cosas” o “no aceptar algo que está a nuestro alrededor (a nuestro alcance)”. Lo que, en positivo, se traduce como sobriedad.
No posesión es encontrar la simplicidad de la vida precisamente para realizarla.
Compartir las riquezas, no ser acumulativo. Cultivar una actitud de generosidad y servicio a los demás.
Practicando #Yoga Teniendo en cuenta los Principios del Yoga #Yamas #Ahimsa cuidando mi cuerpo, no forzando para lograr una postura sino respetando el nivel de flexibilidad buscando la Alineacion natural del cuerpo #Asteya Sin Aparentar, sin forzar Articulaciones respetando mi cuerpo siendo yo misma en cada Practica #Satya Practicando a traves de la sabiduria que nos brindan los textos de yoga , buscando No Desgastar energia innecesaria durante la practica, saliendo de mi lugar de confort ... en las Asanas que mas complicadas me parecen , quizas ahi encuentro verdadera conexion con mi yo interior #Bramacharya La Practica diaria de yoga nos brinda equilibrio en cuerpo, mente y espiritu de estar atento a las sensaciones que sentimos en cada asana #Aparigraha el Ego limita nuestro ser practicar el desapego... durante la practica no forzarse para aparentar llegar a una postura
19019 March, 2019
What are you grateful for today?
There’ve been a lot of changes around our house since January, and transitions are always the toughest. But through it all, maybe the best lesson is to be receptive to the grace of god.
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Yesterday was Global Recycling Day.
I came across this brilliant Waste Hierarchy which I thought might give you food for thought.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying we shouldn't all be recycling, we should. And my blue bin is testament to this! Recycling takes energy and resources. It is a great place to start, but if we really want to reduce our environmental load, we need to use less and choose better.
Fortunately there are loads of things we can all do before we get to the stage of thinking about having to recycle.
REFUSE - the things you don't need. The carrier bags, free pens, the promotional balloons, the junk mail.
REDUCE - what you can. Think food waste, single use plastic, fast fashion (although I would argue we should refuse fast fashion and buy ethical or secondhand instead)
REUSE - whatever you can. If there's an option, go reusable. That can be coffee cups and water bottles, or menstrual cups and baby wipes (@cheekywipes are a personal favourite). REHOME - what you no longer want or need.
Not just via charity shops, but via organisations like Freegle as well.
REPAIR - if you don't have the skills or confidence to have a go yourself, look to see if you have a local Repair Café UK near you.
And it's only at this point that we move onto recycle!
🌟 #Aparigraha translates to non-coveting, not being jealous of other people. This is a direct result of appreciating what you have, or do not have. In our culture we are trained to desire more, we are programmed to want what other people have. This inevitably leads to disappointment, disillusionment and suffering. Possessing and using only what we need teaches us what is really important in our lives and allows us to prioritize those things.
. #yama#aparigraha#non -coveting #appreciate#thegrassisntgreener#yogastudies#ashtangayoga#yogastudent
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The fourth yama is aparigraha or "non-possessiveness." This is a powerful emotion for many. How do we detach, how do we not covet, stay away from jealously? One method is mudita. Mudita is sympathetic or unselfish joy, or joy in the good fortune of others. It is finding pleasure in others well-being. It is cultivating a heart that rejoices in other's accomplishments. It is cheering the student who does beautiful handstand in the middle of the room. #harmony#pantanjali#yoga#aparigraha#mudita#asana#pilates#love#pilates#offthemat#art#morganhill#joy
Si la vida son dos días que por lo menos uno lo pasemos jugando. •
Feliz martes, día del padre (sobre todo al mío que es un artista), San José y final de fallas (eso último a l@s valencian@s).
Hoy se queman las fallas y yo, que no jugué con ese juguete este año, no quemo nada pero limpio, regalo cosas y ordeno para, de cara a la primavera, crear espacio en casa y en mi mente. •
Ando practicando #aparigraha y #vairagya
Si no sabes qué es te recomiendo investigar... Hace referencia a la no posesión o “no acumular” y al desapego (ambas cosas en todos los sentidos, no únicamente material). Son parte de los preceptos éticos yóguicos (aparigraha) y de la receta que da el sabio #patanjali en los #yogasutras para alcanzar #chittavrittinirodha o el cese de los pensamientos descontrolados o estado de Yoga. •
Las fotos 📸 son en #neergharwaterfalls#Rishikesh#india#2014 y en Llíria #1991
Lessons in self-love.
The risk in cracking open to reveal yourself is rejection, being misunderstood, unseen, and unheard. And that hurts, y’all. On the flip side, what a great opportunity to lean into your self-love practice! Sometimes we need those moments of vulnerability to remind us that the validation and love we seek first resides within. Of course we long for love and connections of all types outside of ourselves and there’s nothing wrong with that. Also let’s practice finding the balance between being open and non-attached. Let’s see ourselves, without judgment. Let’s continue to look inward more deeply and love even harder.
Thank you @maryamhasnaa for yet another gem 🙏🏾
I found myself a bit emotional today. Do you ever find yourself in a moment when you realize, you are getting older? And then you begin to yearn for the days of your youth again?
Now mind you, I’m 38 years old, these thoughts can hit you at any age, really. This is when I turn to the teachings of yoga and my faith. .
Yoga teaches us that all things change. When we aren’t attached to the way things are we can find freedom. (Non-attachment-Aparigraha)
Our faith teaches us how to let things go and believe that everything will be okay and all is as it was meant to be.
So as I was practicing yoga, I found myself releasing pent up emotions and just trusting that I am as I was meant to be. It also helped that my best friend, Mercury was there to comfort me. 😸💕
14018 March, 2019
Normalmente no hablo de mis sentimientos, ni por aquí ni en persona, ya que no me hace sentirme cómoda.
Pero hoy me apetece....
Hace muy poco que he llegado del viaje a la India, y a pesar de haber ido a una zona más avanzada o más occidental, he ido a la India. He tardado dos semanas en reposar el viaje y al fin entiendo el porqué de todos esos sentimientos tan complejos que sentía.
Hasta hace dos días en rasgos generales el viaje no me había gustado, sólo le ponía pegas y ahora lo veo diferente. Sabía que un viaje así te abre la mente, te cambia, pero no imaginaba que tanto.
Hoy puedo decir que ha sido un viaje trasformador. Después de pensar en ello mucho, de meditar y de asimilar, entiendo lo que me ha pasado. Es cómo si me hubiera abierto los ojos. Ahora veo cosas con claridad. Curiosamente ha sido entenderlo y desaparecer la ansiedad (es mi talón de Aquiles).
Hoy por hoy se hacia donde me debo dirigir, sé dónde tengo que focalizar mi energía. También siento a quien me tengo que unir y a quien dejar marchar. Mi trabajo interior era ése. Desapegarme, #Aparigraha .
Me siento diferente....
Hoy si puedo decir, que bendito viaje a la India.
Feliz noche 🙏🏼
I ❤ music and I love my record collection🎶. However, I've been pondering non-attachment and the freedom it brings. For one, I feel like I need to explore and be less rooted in a house, to find home within myself. Thinking about trying that van life out for a bit🚐. The rents too damn high!
I'm held back by all the things that I've accumulated to furnish a home, a yard sale is no problem nor is donating to charity but the records are going to be tough to part with. There's just something about vinyl.. it's unlike digital, there's a feeling to it.
Leave a comment below. What are your thoughts on non-attachment? Do you have a collection that you can't part with? What do you feel like you need to have besides shelter, food and clothing?
Önceki paylaşımda yoganın 8 Basamağını paylaşmıştım sizlerle. Şimdi paylaşımların ikincisine sıra geldi. Yoga yapanlar ya da fikri olanlar genelde meditasyon ve asana pratikleri hakkında fikir sahibiler. Bu paylaşımda ise size ‘Yama’ lardan ve onların alt başlıklarından bahsedeceğim. Bunlar esasen yoga asana uygulamalarına başlamadan önce halledilmesi gereken ahlak kuralları ve temel değerlerdir. Uygulandığında (ki gerçekten uygulaması kolay olmayan, ciddi istikrar ve özen gösterilmesi gereken maddeler içerir) hayatı daha kolay yaşamak için bize reçete sağlarlar. Bu başlıkları günlük hayat içerisinde de çalışırken, asana pratiklerimiz esnasında da deneyimleme imkanı buluruz. Yamaları zorunlu bir yapılacaklar listesi olarak görmekten ziyade iç ve dış dünyamızla barış ve huzur içinde olma yolculuğuna bir davetiye gibi düşünebiliriz. Yoganın hedefi özgürlük olarak da adlandırılan, kendini gerçekleştirmedir. Bu ilk basamak hayatınızı dönüştürmek için fırsatlar sunar. Diğer postlarda da sırayla bu alt başlıklardan bahsedeceğim. 🦄
Satya (Doğruluk, Dürüstlük)
Brahmaçarya (Enerjiyi Dengeli Harcama)
Aparigraha (Sahiplenme Arzusundan Arınmak, Biriktirmemek, İstiflememek)
MAKE IT COUNT 🙏🏻 This new #alogives thing! What a clever little marketing scheme by them, giving free Yoga videos away to children. That’s great but they could probably donate some of their millions, probably billions of pounds worth of turnover to help people who can’t afford to spend 30 million on a house like the CEO of Aloyoga just did, a lot of people in the world can’t afford food!
If I can manage to donate money to my local charity by teaching a Karma class, I’m sure they could spare a few quid to help anyone but themselves and their bank balance. #aparigraha
And Yoga community that’s great that you started Yoga at any age, but what are we doing with what the practice has provided us with? what are we speaking out about, Karma means action, are we using our voices to speak out to bring about social, political and spiritual change or are we just peddling the profits of a company that along with many others is responsible for the corporatisation of Yoga.
You don’t need any special clothes to practice Yoga, I managed today in a T-shirt that the money generated from sales helps refugees, some 5 year old gifted leggings and a hoodie that I purchased from a little Inca lady.
In this day and age, we all have a voice, make it count.
The numbers on my hand are more important than the age I was when I first stood on a Yoga mat. #fuckaloyoga#aloyoga#peopleoverprofit