This moon at Ondalu we've been studying Ahimsa with our bodies and our food. Ahimsa is the practice of Peace.
When we resist something, it tends to grow stronger. Think of the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, the War on Crime, the War on Terror, the War on Obesity. All of these problems are expanding despite our war against them. Yoga's wisdom of Ahimsa provides an active path to peace that allows us to harmonize with what we DO want instead of waging war against what we don't. When used for body image, we have a practice that transforms us from self-destruction to deep self-love.
For many of us, food and body image are daily battlegrounds full of resistance and strife. The more we push against ourselves, the more emotional eating, dieting, purging exercise (or for some, food), take hold. If you've waged war on yourself with diets or extreme exercise regimes, you've missed the essential healing truth that could set you free in the first place: YOU ARE ALREADY PERFECT...
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