Satya is the second tenet under the Yama guideline. The Yama and the Niyama are foundational to all yogic thought. Yoga is a lifestyle, not just a workout, and the Yama and Niyama provide the foundational teachings we need in order to live a joyful, peaceful and moral life. They are foundational stepping stones to all we believe as yogis.
Aparigraha – non-covetousness
3. Asana – physical postures
8. Samadhi – bliss/a state of unity
Satya or truthfulness, lives next Ahimsa (non-violence) for a reason. The two co-exist and actually need each other in order for things to set up right. Truthfulness asks you to begin to practice speaking your truth while at the same time causing no harm to others.
It’s about being real rather than nice, self-expressive over self-indulgent, a leader vs. a follower, and having an open mind more than a closed one.
Next week: We deep dive into Satya! How to be real rather than nice and still do no harm. Yes, you can.