SANTOSHA…

… is one of the 8 limbs of yoga, a philosophy which guides us to purify our lives.

Santosha means contentment and we explored what contentment means last week on the free online yoga.

Please see the video below on YouTube for the 30 minute reply from one of last weeks sessions. 

  • The mind often thinks the opposite of contentment ‘Life would be better if’…I lose weight, when I leave home, when I travel, when I am in a relationship, when I get those grades etc
  • Having the urge to want to grow and expand our minds and push ourselves just a little towards a goal isn’t a bad thing at all – it just becomes bad when we base our entire sense of peace and happiness upon this.
  • Santosha or ‘contentment’ doesn’t mean idly sitting back and relinquishing the need to do anything. It simply means accepting and appreciating what we have and what we are already, and moving forwards from there    
  • Our bodies and minds are part of creation, nature, who we truly are lies beneath. Realising this, we can come closer to accepting that as nature constantly changes around us – the weather, the seasons, temperatures and life cycles – our body and mind too are subject to change. But who we truly are underneath is unchanging, pure and true, and more than good enough!
  • KEY TAKE AWAY!  Do not wait for happiness. You have everything you need right within you, so get out there and do whatever it is you’ve been waiting to do until you’re ‘good enough’, because you already are.