Remove the Clutter

“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” Thomas a Kempis
white magnolia purityThe five principles I discussed the last several weeks are about our attitude towards others and earth. The next five steps for living your yoga off of your mat are your attitude towards yourself (your personal lifestyle and manner).
The first personal observance is cleanliness or purity (saucha). This refers to your body, breath, mind and relationships. Removing physical clutter can help you think more clearly and promote inner peace. Meditation and mindfulness become tools to remove the emotional and mental clutter.
This week pick something simple, drink more water and less soda or sweet tea, try a breathing exercise, clean a part of your home/car that is typically cluttered. Notice the effect it has on you both mentally and physically.

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