This morning after a lovely walking meditation next to the river I was sitting under two huge trees. And I thought about the start of yoga, more precisely about the start of Patanjali’s Yoga path:
Ahimsa is Sanskrit for non-violence and the term has been interpreted differently according to religion and circumstances.
It’s interesting to read about other people’s interpretations, but what is most important in my opinion is to find an own answer to what Ahimsa means for your life and how you can integrate it.
For me, non-violence includes a healthy, balanced mostly vegan but definitely vegetarian diet. It also means loving myself and my body (no matter which weight I have). Accepting and taking care of my needs and feelings. Being open for and accepting other people, even when they don’t share my values and live a very different life.