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