Yoga Principle #2: Be Honest
Be truthful in your actions, thoughts, and speech. Tell the truth. Be yourself. Be true to you.
Avoid: dishonesty/lying, deception, manipulation, holding grudges, pretending to be someone else, not
being honest with yourself
Practice: giving constructive feedback, forgiveness, non judgment, assertiveness, owning your own
feelings and behavior, honesty, being true to yourself
Example #1: You are at your friend’s house after school and he offers you his homework to copy.
Though it would certainly be easier, it would also be dishonest and so you choose to do the assignment
• “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth, by Eric Carle
• The Wolf Who Cried Boy, by Bob Hartman and Tim Raglin
• Unstoppable Me!, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy, and Stacy Heller Budnick
• The Empty Pot, by Demi
Excerpted from Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for
Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children(F+W/Adams Media, 2013) by Lisa Flynn, E-RYT,
RCYT, Founder of ChildLight Yoga® and Yoga 4 Classrooms®.