Clean, healthy body? Check.
Sometimes I feel like I need a checklist. Holidays, yamas, niyamas, etc, it’s hard to keep them straight at first. Some are pretty ingrained – ahimsa, daya, arjava are all reflexive. A lot of the others are not so reflexive.
I’m getting better, but I think I may write all these down to remind me of solutions for the things that frustrate me, such as depression, frustration (ironically enough), and any other negative emotion that gets in the way of the truth.
I suppose that’s what draws me to sanatana dharma more than anything – clear, rational guidelines on how one might go about living a blissful life.
(Tāṇḍava posted a great link to another blogging Westerner following sanatana dharma, and the blogger in question has posted a fairly straightforward list of yamas and niyamas, which is what got me thinking about them.)