There’s more to life than just getting through each day. Throughout the ages man has designed rules, boundaries and guidelines to help him live a good and fulfilling life. In yoga, we study the ‘Eight Limbs’ which were set down by an Indian sage known as Patanjali in about 300 years B.C. We’ve been looking at the first of these ‘limbs’, the YAMAS or don’ts. They are, in summary:
Non-violence; non-lying; non-stealing; non-misuse of energy; and non-greed.
If children were brought up to REALLY understand these five ‘don’ts’, the world would change forever. If adults lived by these five ‘don’ts’, then children would really understand them!