In yogic terms, Truth, known as Satya, can be defined on three levels: (1) that we speak the truth about what we think, (2) what we feel and (3) what we do.
When we feel out of alignment, it is usually where there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. When we aren’t honest we feel unsteady, anxious, and uprooted—everything that happiness is not.
In the Yoga Sutras Chapter 2.36, it is presented that if we are “dedicated to the truth and integrity, our thoughts, words and actions gain the power to manifest.” (Translation from Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi).
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By: Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com
In school, you can try to fake knowing more than you do but when it comes time for the test the truth comes out by way of your grade.
In bed you can try to fake feeling more than you do, even orgasm, but when it comes down to it you’re only fooling yourself if you think your partner can’t tell.
In teaching yoga, you can show up, pretending to be “ultra spiritual” a la JP Sears and act the part of a yoga teacher, even faking happiness and serenity, but eventually one of two things will happen to you:
- You’ll fall apart or give up from the exhaustion of pretending
- Your students will call you out as being a Poser.
You can’t keep faking you have your shit together if you really don’t and aren’t even trying to discern what is real or not. Yoga is like truth serum and it will make you tell on yourself.
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Alchemy of Truth: The Throat Chakra by Silvia Mordini
What you say defines who you are. The words you use to express yourself become your message to the world about the life you are manifesting. This is the work of the fifth chakra—our communication chakra, or Vishuddha.
Today, dedicate yourself to your most truthful intentions. This clears the way for you to ask the right questions as you design your personal vision.
On the mat, our poses serve to refine our abilities to listen intently and speak honestly with ourselves. Once we are able to internally express what we want to manifest, we can share this outwardly with our friends and family.
The Throat Chakra
Visuddha in Sanskrit means, “extraordinarily pure.”
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My dear friends at All Things Healing, a wonderful site for yoga and healing related articles, ideas and inspiration kindly published my article titled “You Can Revolutionize Your Life”
The link is here: http://www.allthingshealing.com/Yoga/You-Can-Revolutionize-Your-Life/11703
Editor’s Note from Brooke Nisbet of All Things Healing: I love how the author talks about your yoga mat as your mirror. It’s one place where you can see if you’re helping or hindering your personal growth. How do you react when you’ve achieved a new pose…or better yet, when you’ve fallen out of a pose? She goes onto describe the mat as always telling the truth. When looking honestly in the mirror (or during time on your yoga mat), notice ways in which you, not anyone else, can revolutionize your life!