Satya, or Truth, is the second yama that we’re studying in class for the end of January.

Within our practice, satya is intimately connected with the first yama (ahimsa, or non-harming).  If my truth in a pose is that a muscle has been pushed into strain, then I must modify my position or my breathing,  in order to honour ahimsa.

This might sound easy.  Perhaps you’d like to observe yourself closely in class.  Do you modify a pose when receiving a message from your body that you need a rest? Or do you push on through, because everyone else is doing so?

Here’s a wonderful article by Sally Kempton, exploring the subtleties of truth in our words and actions.