/ Kundalini Yoga
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Learning the ways of Kundalini Yoga opens countless doors. As you start moving forward on your spiritual journey, your mind will become calmer and you will be ready to serve.
It is hard to put the transformation that you undergo into plain English. That is because this change reverberates through every part of your life. Not only will you feel connected to your spiritual self but you will also have the chance to expand your deeper consciousness.
When this happens, you will be in a newfound position of optimism and hope. That means that you are able to give back to the people around you. One of the questions that many yogis ask when they have reached this point is: how can I give back to people around me?
What is Seva (or Selfless Service)?
The act of seva — also known as selfless service — is the act of giving back to people without expecting anything in return. You may have heard of altruism before now. Seva is a similar concept, although it is more popular in the Western and scientific world.
The truth of the matter is that not everyone is capable of seva. When you are wrapped up in your own emotional turmoil, you may find it hard to give back to people. All too many people are plagued by guilt, sorrow, jealousy, and other entirely negative emotions.
When you let these into your life, you will find that it is impossible to truly have any compassion for others. When you are in that state, you cannot give seva. However, as you become more attuned with your higher self, you can start to be of service.
Simple Ways You Can Practice Seva
Do you want to try practicing seva in your everyday life? Believe it or not, there are some simple ways that you can get started today. Here are just three examples you can try:
1. Lift someone else’s spirits
When someone else is struggling with sadness, you can choose to help them. While you may not be able to take away their pain, you can offer some support and help.
You may ask them if they would like some herbal tea, listen to their fears, or simply sit and meditate with them. It’s all about giving them what they need to relax and unwind.
2. Cook for people around you
Whether you live in a shared house or a family environment, cooking for the people around you is always a nice gesture. You may want to make a meal that is close to your heart, a delicious plant-based feast, or something that you know your friend loves to eat.
3. Donate your time and energy
Do you have some spare time on your hands? If the answer is yes, you can donate it to the people who need it the most. For example, you may choose to volunteer at a local charity or start working with people in your community who need some extra support.
You can incorporate seva into all areas of your lifestyle. Now that you understand what it is, why not use it in your daily routine? There’s no time like the present to start giving back.