Mindful Monday Recap: Do No Harm

You may or may not have noticed a new addition to my sidebar on the right.

That little Do No Harm logo is my reminder (to myself more than anything) to continue my practice of ahimsa and in all my actions, thoughts, and intentions, to do no harm. The Do No Harm website and bumperstickers have been around for a while but I just found out about them recently through Feed The Yogi (thank you!) … and I am sure glad I did. Also, I thought it is a great intention for a Mindful Monday!

The “Do No Harm” Rules

DO NO HARM is a non-profit non-organization.

If you think you’re a member,

You’re a member.

If you think you’re not a member,

You’re an honorary member.

There are no dues or fees.

There are no donations.

There is no official language or terminology.

There are no approved or disapproved concepts.

There is nothing special that you must believe.

There is nothing special that you must do or not do.

But . . . do no harm.

Find out more about Do No Harm.

So, here is what else I have been reading lately.

We (as in we people) are continuing to learn that the quality of our lives is directly connected to our level of health and well-being. But it is not just our physical condition that makes a difference, our thoughts and emotions matter, too. Love this post by Stacey Lawson titled Yoga One, Xanax Zero.

Are you an Arm Balance Fanatic? Check out the Photo Extravaganza over at commemorating their 35th Anniversary. Lots of Flying Yogis!

The title of this post sure grabbed me. Turns out it is REALLY good info. Drowning – if you read nothing else this week. Read this.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Yep, Gandhi said that. And look what we have here: Cat amputee fitted with 'bionic' feet. Of course, they had me at "bionic." Very touching article and there is a video, too.

If this doesn't make you smile, well, perhaps there is no hope for you. Just kidding. You'll probably only smile if you are a complete Dorky Yogaholic …. you know, like me. 10 Characters You May Encounter in Yoga Class. Which one are you?

Last but certainly not least The Asheville Yoga Center has two semi-related posts. First is With Regard to the Mention of Intention and the second, Karma Burning Yoga and Blissful Living, includes a wonderful intro to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and a brief discussion of intentions. Yay!

Thanks for tuning in! Please share your favorite recent article or blog post (can even be your own!) in the comments below. And in case you missed last week's Mindful Monday post and you are just itching for some more blog reading, here it is: Mindful Monday Recap: The Internet is So NOT Over

Lots of Love,


P.S. Tomorrow July 20th, 2010 is the LAST DAY to enter my Yoga DVD Giveaway!! I am announcing the winner on Wednesday July 21st. Stay tuned for next month's giveaway!

5 thoughts on “Mindful Monday Recap: Do No Harm

  1. Angelia Sims says:

    I absolutely love the DO NO HARM. I, especially, love the club rules.

    ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Yep, Gandhi said that. ‘

    One of my favorite sayings and so true.

    Thank you for the inspiring post. Stopping by from SITS!

  2. Carmenza says:

    Men can definitely pritcace yoga but as one gets older, there is every chance of injuring certain muscles in various parts of the body. This can lead to complications if not attended to immediately. Hence, correct yoga postures must be followed by taking advise of yoga teacher.

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