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Yoga works on invoking self-love and compassion. Compassion is one of the most beautiful parts of being human.

It is the soft spa ce where you let go and allow yourself to be in the love that you are. Compassi on is an essential part of spirituality; it is what we do when love takes over. Compassion allows you to understand what others are going through and love them just as they are not as you expect them to be. Yoga and meditation practice deve lops this compassion in the heart. Yoga is more than a physical exercise it is a way of life, which allows you to see through the eyes of love. During yoga pose s you are urged to breath, let go and quiet the constant chatter in the mind. In this quiet space you see from a different perspective, we are all one. We are a ll beings of pure love and light doing the best we can to find our way back to o ur true essence in this physical form. In yoga postures you can develop compassi on for your body by silently saying to yourself: I know you are doing the best y ou can and I love you and except you just as you are. As I honor my physical bei ng, I honor myself, for my physical being is the temple that houses my soul. Once you develop compassion for yourself you can spread it everyone else. Once y ou can see yourself through the eyes of love you can see everyone else through t he eyes of love. Take a moment to think of all you have been through in this hum an experience. Send yourself love and admiration for how far you have come. Our sor rows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. Buddha. My favorite way to send love and compassion to myself is to lie in bed and plac e both of my hands over my heart center. As you fully relax, breathe light into your heart. As you exhale, relax even further and let go coming into presence. S ay to yourself, I love you and I forgive you. I love you and I forgive you. I lo ve you and I forgive you. I love and except myself just as I am. Continue to bre athe and imagine a glowing green light inside of your heart chakra; imagine this light circulating clock wise and expanding. Green is the color of the heart cha kra, breathe and continue to feel your heart opening. Realize that you have enou gh love inside of you to love the whole world. Continue breathing and allow the love to expand. Another powerful way to step into compassion is to call upon ascended master, Qu an Yin. She is the embodiment of compassion and the Goddess of mercy. The mantra that invokes Quan Yin and compassion is: Om Mani Padme Hum. Repeating this mant ra out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention an d blessings of Quan Yin. Merely saying her name, Quan Yin or chanting Om Mani P adme Hum invokes her compassion, bringing protection and healing into your life. It is said that all the teachings of Buddha are translated into this mantra. Om Mani Padme Hum is pronounced: (OM MAH-NEE PAHD-MEY HOOM). The mantra cannot be literally translated but it roughly means, The jewel of consciousness is in the hea rt s lotus. As you love yourself you awaken your love for humanity, creating more compassion in the world. This compassion heals and awakens others, creating heaven on eart h. Love and light is now more than just a clich, it is a state of being.