Ahimsa -non-harming- is the first Yama or ethical rules of yoga (from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali). Defined as nonviolence, non-injury, compassion and kindness.
Practicing ahimsa is restraining of any violent or negative impulses that could harm oneself or others. It could be through thoughts, speech or actions.
Wish compassion and kindness to yourself.
May I be healthy. | May I be happy. | May I be free of suffering.
Send compassion and kindness towards a person close to your heart.
May you be healthy. | May you be happy. | May you be free of suffering.
Share your compassion and kindness with strangers.
May they be healthy. | May they be happy. | May they be free of suffering.
We wound ourselves when we hurt others.
Be gentle and be kind to yourself and others.
Cultivate a sense of peace with yourself and the world around you.