Hi and Happy Monday,
Hoping all of you are enjoying a 3-day weekend and staying warm.
I had a wonderful weekend full of yoga! Friday night I spent listening to one of my teachers speak about the Bhagavad Gita, Saturday I attending a full day workshop with John Schumacher, and Sunday I co-led week 3 of my Homecoming workshop with Aurora Hutchinson.
This week for Brahmacharya, I want to talk about the word Discernment. Merriam-Webster defines as: “the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure”. Some synonyms of discernment are insight, perception, sagaciousness, and wisdom. Discernment is one of my favorite words and also something I’m trying to work on all the time.
For Brahmacharya we need to be able to discern between “just enough” and too much.
There are so many analogies here; food, alcohol, exercise, work, and shopping to name a few. I don’t really need to write how when we have too much of these things it can cause an issue. Most of these words can end in -aholic, which can be defined as one who likes things in excess.
So, how do we find balance? How do we know when it’s “just enough”?
I think this is where we can call upon the other yamas we have learned about to help guide us. After all, these are tools, or a map on how to figure this life out.
I’d love to hear from you on this one. How do you know when it’s “just enough”? What are your tricks, or life-hacks for not taking too much or depleting yourself?
I’d also love to see you on the mat – in my home! Please join me for class this week – Thursday for Yoga & Friday for Pilates for Yogis at 9:30am. I live in Hollin Hall and my address pops up once you sign up for a class. Click HERE
Thank you all,