Yoga Principle #4: Practice Moderation

 

Remember to do all things in moderation. Practice self-control.

 

 

Avoid: doing/indulging in too much of anything, whether it be thoughts, speech, or use of your body

 

 

Practice: self-control and moderation in all areas of life

 

 

Example #1: When you see all your friends coming to school in the latest brand design of sneakers, you immediately think you must get a new pair, too. But then you remember that your sneakers are fine, still fit, and have a lot of wear left. Having yet another pair would be somewhat wasteful as they are not really needed. You decide to be content with, and grateful for, what you’ve already got.

 

 

Suggested Reading

 

• It’s Not What You’ve Got, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Kristina Tracy, and Stacy Heller Budnick

 

• The Greedy Python, by Richard Buckley and Eric Carle

 

• Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing Is Bad, by Howard Binkow and Susan F. 

 

Cornelison

 

 

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®.

Practice Peace

Practice Peace

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 Honest

Be Honest

Be truthful in your actions, thoughts, and speech. Tell the truth. Be yourself. Be true to you.

Be Generous

Be Generous

Be generous. Share, Don't take what isn't yours.

Practice Moderation

Practice Moderation

Remember to do all things in moderation. Practice self-control.

Be Clean

Be Clean

Take care of yourself, body and mind. Take care of your surroundings, community, and earth.

Be Content

Be Content

Be content with yourself. Celebrate your uniqueness, Maintain a positive outook. Have an internal sense of peacefulness. Practice gratefulness.

Work Hard

Work Hard

Be disciplined. Always try your best. Establish good habits. Finish what you start. Persevere: Don't give up!

Have Alone Time

Have Alone Time

Be reflective. Spend time with yourself. Know yourself. Take the time for quiet. Be still.

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