Yoga for Success…… Tapas, Niyama #3

Niyama #3 is TAPAS- The word TAPAS is formed from the root “TAP” which means “to burn”, “to radiate”, “to be consumed by fire”.

Fire is the symbol for the ardent desire or for the invincible will to achieve something.

Think about this—— “the invincible will to achieve something” As entrepreneur, this is what we have. We have an invincible will to bring to fruition our dreams into this material world.
How many of us know that you can use Yoga for success? Yoga as a way of life can lead to success.

TAPAS implies an ardent effort directed toward a defined purpose. We set goals, and take action to achieve those goals.

TAPAS also tells us there is one catch-
this desire or will must be exerted in a totally detached and patient manner, renouncing the fruits (the results) of your actions — in other words, Detach from the outcome, stop doing things expecting to gain something.

I know, you are looking at me saying “what???” Marti really?” then how will we achieve our goals.

Well, here it is in short terms — go after your goals and get lost in the process, not the outcome.
TAPAS is realized through discipline and through a conscious and sustained effort to resist all temptations(attachments) and to overcome all obstacles that stand between you and your goal.

These attachments are keeping us stuck.When we use yoga for success in our life we realize that TAPAS is very much related to willpower

do you have the willpower to stay the course or do you give up when it gets hard and tricky?
TAPAS implies perseverance and daily practice.
so here it is,
When you are going toward something you KEEP going no matter what!! You find a way around the blocks- you reach out to a mentor for help to see things clearly anything so that you DON”T GIVE UP!

Example: how many times do you start something and then life gets in the way and you stop
just like Yoga, how many times do people start a practice and then stop?

Here is what you must remember,
The avoiding of discomfort is not a positive attitude, but a sign of weakness.

How many of you have avoided the opportunity to start your own business because you want to know the outcome before you even begin the journey???

well, Tapas is doing something you do not want to do that will have a positive effect on your life.

Tapas builds the willpower and personal strength to help us become more dedicated.

If you quit, or you find an excuse not to act on our goals, or start a business or apply for that job, and you are in fear that they won’t hire you then you are in violation of TAPAS!

Have the ’TAPAS” burn the deep desire to succeed and take action every day, and don’t give up, and you will succeed!! Use Yoga for success in your life.

Well, everyone, I hope you found value in this short lesson. Please take some time to leave me a comment below I would love to hear from you.

Now, please join me in gratitude, I am grateful for everything I have for all that I am and all that I am about to become.”
Have a great day everyone!! Namaste,

 

21 Comments

  1. Dylan Skaggs November 7, 2017 at 2:49 am - Reply

    I am a sinner!!! I live in violation of TAPAS probably almost 80% of the time when in the process of trying to achieve something. I’m the type of gal that to loves to see results almost immediately. That goes for hygienic routines, new skills, strength growth/muscle appearance, switching up diet, etc. I’m not one to give up because of competitive drive but I will switch up on regimes/schedules/brands and what not very quickly if I don’t see fast outcomes, which is my downfall. More recently, since registering in this yoga class, I’ve been trying to let go of attachment & wants, and spread my arms open of acceptance of whatever is to come my way. I love this mindset because normally I’m so narrow minded thinking what I WANT is what I NEED. When in reality maybe a different product of the situation ends up being better than the original intentions.

  2. Dylan Skaggs November 7, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I am a sinner!!! I live in violation of TAPAS probably almost 80% of the time when in the process of trying to achieve something. I’m the type of gal that to loves to see results almost immediately. That goes for hygienic routines, new skills, strength growth/muscle appearance, switching up diet, etc. I’m not one to give up because of competitive drive but I will switch up on regimes/schedules/brands and what not very quickly if I don’t see fast outcomes, which is my downfall. More recently, since registering in this yoga class, I’ve been trying to let go of attachment & wants, and spread my arms open of acceptance of whatever is to come my way. I love this mindset because normally I’m so narrow minded thinking what I WANT is what I NEED. When in reality a different product of the situation may end up being better than the original intentions. There’s actually this one quote that I put on my wall that says, “See them, floundering in their sense of mine, like fish on the puddle of a dried-up stream and, seeing this, live with no mine, not forming attachment for states of becoming.” This means a lot to me because I’ve always thought, when one attaches to something and tries to take ownership of it, it becomes exclusive. Like it’s something that is no longer attainable for others. The gift of sharing often brings about fear and jealousy of one possibly being better at it

  3. Natalia Puentes November 7, 2017 at 3:33 am - Reply

    I feel like I live as TAPAS tells us we should, but only the 50% of the time. My mom always told me to “finish what you started” so I grew up with those words in my head. But sometimes the fear of failure stop me, or sometimes is just because I don’t like to add more responsibilities to my life. But when I decide to start something I keep going no matter what, because I have to finish what I started as my mom told me during my entire life! So I will be working on TAPAS in order to create new experiences and opportunities to myself.

  4. Olivia November 7, 2017 at 3:46 am - Reply

    I love reading this no. 3 Niyama , the tapas . Im sometimes in violation of Tapas but I’m usually a persistent person. If I start something I usually do everything I could to persevere and finish it to the point of doing everything I could I don’t usually get frustrated or quit.

  5. marrilyn coleman November 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I believe in the concept of TAPAS although I never knew that term or saying. As I’m getting older I value goals and the process to get there. Time is short and I know I have lived my younger days for the “today” and jumping lily pad to lily pad so to speak. I believe nowadays there are so many choices in life ie: stick with a difficult class or drop- just to have to take it again. With the many choices, the challenge is even more promising to stick it through and feel accomplished once there. Then set out to attain more goals. I believe I have that “fire” desire for my education goals. I look forward to living all aspects of my life with TAPAS in mind.

  6. Carly Gibson November 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    This is hit home with me as I’m on my journey to becoming a healthier, more vibrant, stronger me. Stopping myself from acting on a bad habit is liberating and also a step to who I want to become. Each trip to the gym, each piece of candy that I don’t grab, and each time I take a few moments to myself is something I should enjoy and be grateful for. Not just because it’s a step toward my goal but because I have the physical ability to do so.

    • martiangel November 10, 2017 at 12:57 am - Reply

      Carly, take it one day at a time. You got this!

  7. Ana Marie November 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    After reading this blog I now understand what the true meaning of Tapas is and how u don’t just preform Tapas cause you will get an outcome benefiting yourself, you do it because you do it ( out of the kindness of your ♡) .I will try to preform Tapa and see how I feel in the end. Trying to make my outcome benefit others and not me, not thinking for myself but for others.

    • martiangel November 10, 2017 at 12:57 am - Reply

      Good insight. I feel you got a lot from this post

  8. Andrea Nightingale November 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I usually have the mindset of wanting everything right away and not having patience to actually wait for the outcome. Tapas teaches me how to enjoy what I do in life and to be patient when doing what I love in life. Not expecting what the outcome will be like, but to enjoy the process. This opened my mind on how to think about my life goals.

    • martiangel November 10, 2017 at 12:56 am - Reply

      Andrea, I expect you will be very successful in life!

  9. David Guzman November 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I agree that you should start doing things without expecting to gain something from it. There are both mental blocks and physical blocks we ennouter every day and you should remain with a positive mind/energy. Yoga is a helpful tool for success and for your well being. Having a mentor that supports you and you look as a role model will shape your success.

  10. Victoria Herrera November 9, 2017 at 3:48 am - Reply

    I completely agree with what TAPAS is teaching us because personally I hear many people say “ I just want to be rich” but I don’t want to study nor work for it. I’ve seen that many times and I realize it is what TAPAS is teaching us to live in the moment and not wait for anything in return because slowly things take their path.

  11. Gabriela Miranda November 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    This has really helped me because I do stop doing things that I know I can achieve by fear. And sometimes I do kno I need to move forward and not let it stop me. But now I see things I do need to do and not give up.

  12. Angela Zarate November 10, 2017 at 5:17 am - Reply

    After reading this I can say that I violate Tapas all my life. I start something and when it gets tough or I have felt that I have already failed I quit. I never finish something after I start it. I promise you that I have learned so much even though I don’t talk much. My heart is opening up more and I have been inspired by you. I’m not going to quit anymore or feel sorry for myself anymore. When I start something no matter what I will move on and finish to accomplish something without fear! I truly live by what you have instilled “I love myself, I LOVE who I am and I love where I am”. I am grateful to have met such a wonderful person, you Professor Marti Angel. Namaste

  13. H.zazi November 10, 2017 at 6:04 am - Reply

    This is such an important lesson to have in life because it teaches me to love the process not the outcome amd enjoy being I’m in the moment. I’m going to take this lesson and incorporate in my life for example my college life I’m going to enjoy all the classes that are leading to my final goal which is my major and not quit when my classes get hard and I’m just going to enjoy my college life right now and not live in the future.

    • martiangel November 13, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      I am so glad you found value in this blog post- Thank you for your comment!

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