For the last week of our Nov-Dec session our 7th Spiritual Law of Yoga was the Law of Dharma, which states that every being has a purpose in life. You have unique abilities and your own way of expressing them. There are needs in this world for which your specific talents are ideally suited, and when the world’s needs are matched with the creative expression of your talents, your purpose–your dharma–is realized. To be in dharma, your life force must flow effortlessly without interference. The practice of yoga provides a direct mechanism to release energy blockages in your body.
There are 3 major components to the Law of Dharma. The first is that your ultimate purpose is to discover your higher Self. Awaken to the unbounded, eternal witnessing awareness that is the essence of who you are. The second component is to acknowledge and express your unique talents. Honor your innate gifts. The third component is serving others. Ask yourself the questions, “How can I serve?” and “How can I help?” Expressing your gifts in service to others is the highest expression of the Law of Dharma.
When your creative expressions match the needs of your fellow humans, abundance flows into your life. When as a result of the flexibility, balance and strength gained during your yoga practice you are effortlessly able to express your talents in the world, you are aligned with the Law of Dharma.