APARIGRAHA - The fifth and last Yama - many times translated as non possessiveness, non hoarding. Releasing attachments 💫seems like a non easy task. Paying attention to how much we take and how much we hold on too. If we can free our space, we then allow free flow of energy and we can live in the FLOW. Allowing energy to move easily and freely ✨ creating space for whatever it is that the Universe has for us to come through. Easier said than done. Right ? Yes, this is the reminder to clean your closet that many times a year. Perhaps if we purchase three new items of clothes or whatever, we can gift or get rid of three or more. Is the idea of never taking too much - except what you need. And how about our loved ones, do we cling on to them ? Not allowing them to experience life as they wish - respecting their individual ideas and truth. How about clinging on to the idea of someone or something always being the same because you/we are used to it or have an expectation? The only thing we know is the impermanence of all things, including this post, you and me. The sooner we allow this idea of impermanence to sink in the easier and more smooth this life will be. Make no mistake, this is no easy task. Any attachments to stuff, situations or life as is must be released. A great example is in the epic The Bhagavad Gita, Krishna shares with Arjuna, the great warrior; - " Let your concern be with action alone, and never with the fruits of action. Do not let the results of action be your motive, and do not be attached to inaction’. What Krishna is essentially saying here, is that we should never concern ourselves with the outcome of a situation, we should only concern ourselves with what we’re actually doing right now. Hummm .... intense ? You are not alone. It's a practice. Live each day and just breathe. I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the magnificent Sufi poet Rumi - " Let the beauty we love be what we do." ♥️♥️♥️ #aparigraha #yogaphilosophy #yogaoffthemat #lifestyle #yogis #rumi #bhagavadgita #shantipeaceproject #lifelongpractice #thetimeforyogaisnow #patanjali #peace