Yoga Principle #3: Be Generous
Be generous. Share. Don’t take what isn’t yours.
Avoid: jealousy, hoarding, plagiarizing, stealing anything—including property, ideas, or attention
Practice: sharing, using objects correctly/the right way, utilizing time responsibly, giving back, generosity
Example #1: You vow not to interrupt your brother when he is telling a story— choosing to allow him the spotlight, rather than steal attention.
Example #2: You love animals and decide to volunteer a few hours per week at the local animal shelter.
• The Selfish Crocodile, by Faustin Charles and Michael Terry
• How Leo Learned to Be King, by Marcus Pfister and J. Alison James
• Unstoppable Me!, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy, and Stacy Heller Budnick
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®.
Surround yourself with love and kindness. Be gentle and peaceful in your thoughts and actions. Be respectful. Show kindness. Do not harm anyone or anything. Practice tolerance.
Be truthful in your actions, thoughts, and speech. Tell the truth. Be yourself. Be true to you.
Be generous. Share, Don't take what isn't yours.
Remember to do all things in moderation. Practice self-control.
Take care of yourself, body and mind. Take care of your surroundings, community, and earth.
Be content with yourself. Celebrate your uniqueness, Maintain a positive outook. Have an internal sense of peacefulness. Practice gratefulness.
Be disciplined. Always try your best. Establish good habits. Finish what you start. Persevere: Don't give up!
Have Alone Time
Be reflective. Spend time with yourself. Know yourself. Take the time for quiet. Be still.