the light in our hearts


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“There is a Light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the Light that shines in our heart.”

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I love this quotation and have used it in my classes.

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It comes from the Chandogya Upanishad, one of the ancient Hindu teachings from around 600-400 BC, which are the world’s oldest philosophical teachings.

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Although yoga is definitely not a religion, these spiritual teachings are part of the ancient yoga tradition, and, if we’re interested, they can offer us provide us with different ways of approaching the challenges of modern life.

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Regular yoga practice can help us on many levels: physically, mentally and emotionally. If we only seek to augment our physical health, that is a good thing, but, if we want to embrace further benefits which can help to calm the mind and look within, we can seek to think, speak and live from the heart.

 

©  Sarah Swan (May 2015)

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