The first limb of Yoga is Yama, which deals with one’s ethical standards, behavior, character, and so on. There are five Yamas and the first is Ahimsa; non-violence. And to not harm others is to not harm ourselves. There are many forms and levels of violence, such as gossip, verbal abuse, narcissism, gaslighting, and so … Continue reading Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?
The Japanese martial art of Aikido is made up of three words: Ai meaning harmony, Ki meaning life force, spirit and universal energy, and Do, meaning the way. Summed up in a basic sense, Aikido is The Way of Harmony of the Spirit. This nomenclature is pretty common in the martial arts, such as with … Continue reading Hatha is Not the Sun and the Moon