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.