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®.

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