As shared in my previous post, the Niyamas represent our inner spiritual practices, made up of five Niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, & Ishvara Pranidhana.
This 👏 Is 👏 Everything.
As @deepakchopra says: 'spirituality is self-awareness'.
Svadhyaya is how we deepen our self-awareness.
We engage in self-study when we slow down:
✨On our mats
✨In heart-based conversations
✨While in nature, journalling, and meditaiton.
The key is that we naturally embody svadhyaya (self-study) when we slow down!
Michael’s Fave Self-Study Check-In:
✨How are you feeling in this moment?
✨What are you needing?
✨How can you support yourself in meeting your need(s)?
✨How can others support you in meeting your need(s)?
Svadhyaya is the guiding principle of the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School. By deepening our self-awareness, we shift from reacting to noticing and being, moment to moment.
Would love to hear your reflections, if you are called to share!
♥️ Dr. Melissa Jay
Dr. Melissa Jay
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Dr. Melissa Jay is an Indigenous, Nehiyaw-Métis, person, a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Indigenous Director of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. We at Canmore Counselling respectfully acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) of Canada. We are privileged to live on sacred lands and celebrate all of the Indigenous peoples, who live, work, play, and care for these lands. As an act of reconciliation and decolonization, may we work together to answer the TRC's Calls to Action: Truth & Reconciliation Commission Reports and Findings.