Aparigraha yama – Non-Attachment
Whenever yogi’s practice yoga, they must not hold onto things that causes imbalance in the body. Aparigraha or non-attachment or non-possessiveness will help yogis to achieve balance. Non-attachments mean not holding onto things that causes emotional and mental static. This is where the words “let things go” helps in daily life. In life all the things we do are related to mind. Mind directs the body. Getting attached to materialistic things or to a being can only cause stress and pain. This leads to distraction and imbalance that takes away the peace and harmony. Aparigraha helps to lead simple life and to be mindfulness.
Practicing aparigraha does not require getting rid of stuffs, it is coming out from attachment to materialistic things, people and places. When we get rid of the attachments, we will have clarity, realization. It removes the barriers in life and leads us to path of freedom or enlightenment.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: September 8, 2019