July; the most summery of months. During July we tend to be outside, with others, enjoying the world around us. Funny thing, that sounds a lot like Yoga to me.
This month, we will be hearing and sharing stories about how Yoga has effected us. In the book "How Yoga Works," there lies an outline of the practice and a story of how it effects others. Stories have been told about how
Yoga has helped alcohol and drug abusers recover. Those suffering from depression and insomnia have found solace in the practice.
People have found balance in their lives and learned to trust in who they are.
Take some time this month to consider what your practice has done for you. What changes have you allowed, what have you created, discovered, experienced? Share your story here and let it be told to inspire others.
During the month of June we focused on communicating. The definition of the word Satsang (saht-sahng) is "communing with the divine." This doesn't necessarily mean talking to a god or holy spirit of some sort. It means to connect with the divine within yourself and others. There is a saying; "keep you friends close and your enemies closer." Taking this concept from a Yogic viewpoint it embodies the idea of Satasang.
To understand your Self, you must see what is within those whom you do not agree with. Ultimately, in Yoga, you will find that you are always surrounded by those whom you agree with, those whom you do not and those whom you cannot understand. Each one of these people is there for you to learn from and to teach.
Remember, we are always practicing and we are always learning. Take the time to communicate with those around you and soon you will discover your Self; your own divinity within.