Cultivating Ahimsa

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

Hello, fellow friends who read these blog posts! Let me say a huge THANK YOU! <3

The experiences I share are true to my teachings. I teach what is true to myself through awareness because if I didn't practice, I could not teach it!

I want to take a moment to encourage you to find stillness in your seat and just close your eyes and watch your breath. Don't change it. Please for a moment just watch it. You can view your breath without doing anything – it moves all alone! Watch it like you are above your body, looking down and seeing your breath. Just for a moment now!

Awesome, can you see how you can watch without getting involved. Now close your eyes again. Maybe for a little longer this time! Notice when a thought comes in, but see if you can float above again and watch how the thought makes your body feel, and the emotion may conjure up. Go head do this now!

Could you stay watching or did you get fully involved? Now you get into thoughts, and these thoughts provoke bodily reactions, feelings, emotions – may be anger, fear, sadness or joy. You may even notice a thought can create tension in a specific area of your body.

So once you find yourself back in the thought see if you can once again take yourself beyond the though an observer, like you, are floating above your body seeing it happen, noticing how a person, event, the conversation can make you feel.

We have the power to identify our feelings, but so often we become them feelings, is that not true? Think about the last time something happened and you at the moment let the conversation or the event affect you, and you became that feeling that emotion and your body took on that role.

We think a thought or enter an environment – it provokes a change in the body and emotions – the mind gets caught up in the body, and with no conscious awareness we are that feeling. We let it control us, hurt us, harm us, or maybe it makes us feel excited!

When you next find yourself in joy, excitement, sadness, fear or anger see if you can be an observer a watcher of these feelings as they come and as they go. They don't stay the same for long. This takes practice. Don't become it, watch it and control it. That way when they come you can find more stillness in the knowledge that they are passing by just like life is, and nature is along with all the cells in your body.

Through this awareness you can bring changes into your life to see beyond the material realm, you can see from a much more sensitive and non-violent aspect. You can start to observe before reacting, and you can begin to make choices that are going to affect your emotions and body in a non-violent way.

Through the growth of awareness, you can then see with an open mind and understand possible reasons behind the actions of others and become unharmed by them. You can then make better choices to not harm or hurt others in many ways!

We sink to grow; we grow to have more knowledge.

Observe and be the observer not the one with little control of your moment-to-moment actions, reap good karma. Firstly be aware of your mind, which will help with control of your tongue, actions and reactions.

Namaste seeking souls <3


Welcome to my blog, I am Katya 

I am an artist, Yoga lover and 'British Wheel of Yoga' Teacher of over 10 years. Sharing and helping people is something I am incredibly passionate about, and I aim to serve to the best of my ability. 

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing & English in 2007; I find that blogging and poetry is a perfect way for me to express myself and to structure my knowledge to share with others. 

I hope you find something that can help on these pages and I look forward to sharing more content with you. Love and Hugs Katya 

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