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Karma Yoga

 

Thy business is with the action only, never with it's fruits; so let not the fruit of action be thy motive,
nor be thou to inaction attached.
Bhagavad Gita. 2.47


Through the system of Karma Yoga all our actions have the potential to become 'yoga'.
This important path aims to combine action with equanimity, resulting in a dynamic form of meditation.
The philosophy behind karma yoga is that we are bound in this world of joys and sorrows due to the 
cause and effect of our actions (karma), and in order to free ourselves from this cycle of bondage we
need to develop immunity to the reactive and negative components of an action.

In traditional ashrams all activity is based around the concept of karma yoga.
The aim is that people act with awareness of their actions so that the spirit of yoga permeates all 
aspects, from cooking, cleaning and office work to interacting and relating to others.

However, in resort based yoga destinations assisting in day to day activities is rarely expected but to
search for an opportunity to do so, is Karma Yoga.

There are an infinite number of ways to pass on kindness in your everyday life and also during your
travels.  Understanding how your actions can affect other people on your journey is a yoga practice in 
itself.  Doing things selflessly spreads goodwill among people and with goodwill spreading around you,
your travels may become easier and more positive.

It is an undeniable truth that small actions can have huge consequences and it is within each person's
grasp to positively impact the world one person, one group, one community at a time.

Karma Yoga Projects supported by Travel Yoga