Sathya yama – Truthfulness
The purity of speech is sathya, it is about speaking truth, conveying truth and not deceiving oneself and the world. Knowing oneself clearly is also truth. Not meddling with truth, conveying true words and living in truth is satya. As we practice yoga, mind becomes clear and one start noticing the clarity and will focus on truth.
Practicing sathya does not mean heedlessly or blindly telling the truth in all consequences. It is about restraining oneself by not telling truth. It is about collecting thoughts carefully and conveying the message with harmony and ahimsa. We can bring practice of Sathya in our lives by assessing ourselves honestly within. As we realize what our body is, we will start honoring the truth that shows our strength and weaknesses.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: September 8, 2019