Sometimes, no matter how much we love yoga or how experienced we are, it can be hard to get ourselves on the mat to practice. This may be so for a number of reasons; being uninspired, feeling stale, not having motivation and feeling lazy, having soreness or an injury, not having the right space, not making the time, etc. The more we feel like this and avoid our mats, the worse these feelings will get. Negativity breeds negativity. But the good news is that there are things you can do to combat such issues.
Aparigraha is the last of the 5 yamas of yogic philosophy, which you can read more about here. It translates to ‘non-greed’ or ‘non-attachment’. In daily life it can be applied by practicing minimalism; in our possessions, relationships, and activities or commitments.
What is minimalism?
Minimalism can mean different things to different people. The way I like to see it is that minimalism is a way of living that cuts down on clutter and things that don’t serve you, leaving room and making time for meaningful activities that make you happy and your life fuller. Basically just cutting out anything or anyone that doesn’t add value to your life.