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8 Limbs of Yoga

How Well Intentioned Untruths—Like Telling Little White Lies—Can Weigh You Down

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Have you ever told a well intentioned white lie or bestowed inflated praise? Maybe it was to feel accepted or to make someone feel good. However, there is a personal cost to these seemingly tiny untruths… Here, teacher Rina Deshpande—who leads our new online course, The Culture & Practice of the Yama—shares how satya, or truthfulness, can help you feel free in your daily life.

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Want more? Join Rina Deshpande, Ed.M., MS.T., RYT-500—teacher, writer, artist, and poet—for her new six-week online course, The Culture & Practice of the Yama. Through lectures, holistic practices, and discussions on yoga’s roots and evolution, Rina will bring depth and nuance to your understanding of this rich philosophy. Sign up today!