by Nicole Becker
re-posted from our community newsletter from May 31, 2020
We stand with our black siblings...
We at Ojas Yoga Center stand with our black siblings as one world family.
The Yoga philosophy of nonviolence (ahimsa) does not mean inaction.
On the contrary, we are duty-bound as students of Yoga
to protect life and work to dismantle hatred, greed
and violence within ourselves and the world.
Reverend, Doctor Martin Luther King studied the Yogic philosophy
of satyagraha as taught by Mahatma Ghandi.
Satyagraha means "the force of truth".
A true pacifist is not a pushover.
A true Yogi is a heart-driven warrior
for Liberation for All.
The work of our daily spiritual practice is to both soften us and strengthen us.
We practice in order to soften and open our hearts,
which makes them stronger.
We strengthen our reservoir of health and inner peace
so we can go into the world and serve.
Author, Nicole Becker
Yoga Therapist, Retreat Leader, and Heart of Yoga Teacher, Nicole Becker offers yoga and self-care insights and tips.