We hope that you’ve been able to incorporate our last three yamas into your lives and were able to manifest more positivity and balance. We welcome the new month now with a newyama: Brahmacharya.
Brahmacharya is the yama of non-excessiveness. It's the Yama that invites us to honor the sacredness of the life that has been given to us by God. This means that, in order to achieve balance in our lives, we need to look in all areas of our everyday living and observe where we might be putting out or receiving too much energy, whether that’s emotional, physical or intellectual. Excessiveness can also be related to any obsessions we might have, with food for example or with certain habits or thoughts.
It’s a beautiful thing you can do for yourself to look into all the areas of your life where you don’t feel too good or where you feel parched. There is probably some excessiveness there that you can snip out or reshape into balance. Thinking too much about work? Maybe it’s time to kick back and think about what gives you joy instead. Do you eat a lot of processed sugar? Maybe it’s time to wean yourself off of it and take only natural sweeteners. Are you someone who never shares their feelings about things with close ones? Maybe you are excessively protecting your emotional space and need be more open with your heart. There is no better time than now!
"Practice of Brahmacharya gives good health, inner strength, peace of mind and long life. It invigorates the mind and nerves. It helps to conserve physical and mental energy. It augments memory, will force and brain power. It bestows tremendous strength, vigour and vitality. Strength and fortitude are obtained… He who is established in Brahmacharya will have lustrous eyes, a sweet voice and a beautiful complexion.."