Ah, my day away was stupendous, the high pile of laundry sits where it did Sunday. The garden that needs a lot got a lil attention. Eating 3 square meals and lots of snacks is a weekly delight
(I'd be counting calories if every day was Nada day :).
The books to read, remained closed and the feet up binge watching the Netflix series 'Limitless' became the joy of the day.
A few decades ago Maya Angelou's book
"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"
came to my attention and she stole me away from Herman Hesse. She remains my fav author, touching my very Soul with her charming take on life.
Thank you Ms. Angelou
literally means positive duties or observances. In Indian traditions, particularly Yoga, niyamas and its complement, Yamas, are recommended activities and habits for healthy living, spiritual enlightenment and liberated state of existence.
Returning, finding ourselves on the second limb of Ashtanga- the eight limb path of yoga. These are with the observances a yogi or yogini seek to live by.
Saucha, the first of the five Niyamas takes one to observe purity-inner and outer cleanliness, mental, physical and emotional wholeness, wholesomeness.
I find it to be the necessary Self love and care that brings me back recharged, rejuvenated, revitalized to uphold the doings in my life and the lovely busy world I've created it to be. It allows me to be relatively destressed from the stressors life can unfold.
Saucha reminds me to Breathe Freely and Shine A Smile.
I feel Yogi Bhajan explains Saucha as a way to surrender to our
"Beautiful Human Grace"