How does the Klesha Challenge work?
During each week of the challenge, we will use the Kleshas as a foundation for becoming more mindful. Specifically, we will explore one Klesha each week (5 Kleshas, 5 weeks) and practice noticing it during our every-day.
The Kleshas are outlined in the yoga sutras and are considered poisons or afflictions of the mind. They are mental tendencies or thought patterns, common to all, which contribute to suffering and create obstacles to our own happiness. By practicing observing the Kleshas we become familiar with the notion that there is a part of us who thinks and another part of us who can observe our thoughts. Over time, as we become more mindful, our thoughts can become less sticky and have less control over us.
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Starting April 30, and every Monday during the Klesha Challenge:
There are optional journaling exercises to go along with the challenge as well. You can commit as much or as little time to it as you would like!