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Yoga Basics News  •  No.172  •  March 09, 2015  



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From the Founder

There are four yoga superpowers that you can use to create inner peace, happiness, and a better life: maitri (friendliness), karuna (compassion), mudita (delight), and upekshanam (equanimity). These four mental attitudes must be expressed towards all things at all times, whether good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. While this is perhaps the most simple and accessible practice in yoga, it is certainly not easy and may take much practice to master. However, I do guarantee that practicing these four superpowers will make you a better person and will make the world a better place for all.

Here is a simple prayer to remind you of this four-part practice:

May I be friendly towards the happy.
May I be compassionate towards all who are suffering.
May I delight in the virtuous.
May I feel equanimity towards the black-hearted.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
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