“KARMA” is an important word, is often misunderstood and is unclear to many. Karma is fascinating, gives up puzzles. And not without reason, karma is an essential principle both in yoga and in the traditions of Buddhism. It is a principle to understand many connections in life and to take responsibility for its actions.
Who right now already want to make smart choices and wants to do something for it’s karma, here we have five useful everyday practices of the yoga tradition.
1. START IN THE DAY WITH A POSITIVE INTENTION
This intention could be: “I am the life of the people around me” or “I am totally with the person I am talking to” or “I work effectively so I can spend more time in nature.” Pay attention to how this intention directs your day.
2. BE AWARE YOUR MOTIVE
One way to create positive karma is to act out of a positive motivation. For example, if you are just making a critical remark about someone, ask yourself why you are doing this. If you perceive a subliminal feeling of envy or self-righteousness, you might prefer not to say anything or make a compliment instead.
3. DO OTHER GOOD
Certain actions and thoughts create positive samskaras (transitional rituals), which ultimately lead to positive experiences in life. Imagine doing something good every day. Give up your second milk coffee and save money to donate it later. Eat lunch at work with colleagues who all ignore. Collect garbage in public places. Recycle. Go choose, volunteer for an environmental protection project or work on the food issue of a soup kitchen. At the end of each day, write in your diary what you have done and how it feels.
4. BREAK WITH A BAD CONFIDENCE
Sometimes taking a minor habit can help change a karmic pattern and thus create a subtle but significant change in your life. Imagine not giving in to your comfortable or unproductive tendencies for a week. Begin with a simple action by, for example, making yourself aware of your inner condition when you want to switch off the alarm again instead of getting up and practicing yoga. If you choose a different behavior, stand up and roll out the mat. Be indulgent with yourself when working on your behavior patterns. If you are reticent, forgive yourself and try again next time!
5. MAKE A SACRAFICE
The root of most negative karmic patterns is a form of selfishness. An antidote to this inclination is the practice of sacrificing. When you do something positive, take a moment to dedicate it to the well-being of others. This helps you to ensure that your action is surrounded by a positive motivation.
This is one of the most effective ways to create positive samskaras that will benefit you and your environment