Yoga Lifestyle off the mat

April 29, 2017
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I always wanted to adapt to yoga lifestyle after I crossed my mid 20s.

Its been more than 4 years but I could not be able to practice it on daily basis. and then I read something which made me realized that Yoga Lifestyle does not only mean on-mat but can be practiced in off-mat Life too.


Yoga is not only about doing asanas and sweating out. Its about balancing your mind and heart.


Being Honest with self and others

We cannot be honest to others if we are not honest to self first.

Be Kind

Kindness never goes out of fashion.

Don’t just grab whats not yours

Whether it’s a promotion, credit for a job well done, a great opportunity, money on the sidewalk, whatever it is – don’t take anything that doesn’t belong to you.

 Be Helpful; with no expectation in return

Helping the one who we know cannot return back the favor in any form, is we all should do.

Be satisfied

Wants have no bounds but at any point of time, we need to be satisfied with what we own.

Comparison is the thief of Joy.

 Not be judgemental

We need to stop judging people, we might not know their past or the reason behind their actions.


I find many similarities between Yoga and Minimalist Lifestyle.

Minimalism says-

Do not attach to stuff

Yoga Lifestyle says

Do not cling to things and people

Minimalism says-

Be happy with less

Yoga Lifestyle says-

Be satisfied

Minimalism says-

Do what you truly love

Yoga Lifestyle says-

Be aware in your actions


But both enhances the quality of Life and both should be practiced as a journey, doing little daily.

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  • Reply Cheryl Sterling April 30, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Very good words to live by. You have chosen wisely and all good things will come to you because you expect good things. If you live in a negative world, expecting trouble, it will find you.
    Enjoy your wonderful journey.

  • Reply SHALINI BAISIWALA April 29, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Oh my I was cerainly not aware of this philosphy of yoga – must read up more on this. Thanks for sharing it Upasna.
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  • Reply Preethi Venugopala April 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I do yoga and I am a minimalist. Both of them are game changers in my opinion.
    Looking forward to reading these posts as an eBook. I have mentioned your blog in my post today as I am loving your posts on minimalism.
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