Achieve Happiness, Improve All Aspects of Your Life, and Make a Positive Impact on Lives of Others
Yoga is a scientific path to Happiness.
Happiness comes from a life of positive action.
(Warning: this is a lifelong path and it ain't always easy)
Positive action is twofold:
1. Self-transformation - toward perfect health, peaceful mind, stress-free attitude, and many other self-directed benefits that Yoga Lifestyle offers.
2. Making a difference in other people's lives - through selfless actions, meaningful work, healthy community, loving relationships.
= Yoga Lifestyle
How It Works:
1. Yogic Lifestyle is based on forming lifestyle habits as a Tapas Practice.
2. Browse through the 10 Categories of Yoga Lifestyle and choose 2 or 3 practices to form as lifestyle habits.
3. Each habit must be:
(you must be able to actually do it with reasonable effort)
(set parameters on when, where, how, and how long you will keep this habit)
(track your daily progress)
Tapas is an ancient Yogic tool for positive transformation.
Tapasya, or Tapas, means "To Burn" or "To Purify" in Sanskrit.
Going through a change, adopting new lifestyle habits, brings positive transformation, however there is a certain amount of discomfort that may come with changes. Yogis have welcomed this habit-forming discomfort as Purification.
Discomfort from Positive Transformation = Tapas = Purification of one's ego and negative habits
Yogis talk about the metaphor of gold purified in a hot furnace as it gets separated from impurities. Similarly, one’s negative habits get burned with the practice of Tapas.