The vast majority of original yoga and ayurveda was practiced by the “people” – who had neither means, nor time (as householders) to travel and teach. If they did, though, the West would have received a set of yoga teachings that were much more practical, healthy and effective for householders.
If our ultimate goal is to build a life-affirming society based on wisdom and compassion, then we must begin to build those qualities by walking our talk and cultivating the health our bodies.
On those nights previous to a confrontation when my actions put others at risk there were prayers, sleepless nights, fevered conversations with the father of my children who always widened my view with his patience and wisdom. I searched for clarity, a place beyond my emotions and self-doubt.
Whether or not you are following a martial path of spiritual cultivation, these precepts are wonderful food for contemplation. They are borrowed directly from oral teachings of Acharya Dharmanidhi, founder of Adi Yoga and Trika Institute, which are both schools for the preservation and dissemination of classical, Non-dual Shaivist Tantra (NST).
We are animals with thousands of years of developmental history encoded in our DNA. We never had time to give our kids so much attention and we certainly didn’t have nannies. While we love our children very much, we do them a dis-service by making them such a big deal.
I made it real. And, I followed through. I feel good about it. I am stronger, healthier and happier for it. I am more able to contribute to the good of my community and to the greatest good of all.
Sauhu Therapy is a Tantrik system of what one might call “psycho-therapy” because it deals largely with the mind and emotions, but to call it psycho-therapy is also to miss the point entirely.