The yogic practice of Satya (truth) focuses on carefully choosing our words so they do the least harm—and the most good.
The world’s great spiritual teachings all acknowledge that what we say has the profound power to affect our consciousness. Speech is perhaps the most human of all our activities.
Buddhism, for example, teaches Right Speech as one of its main precepts. In this context, Right Speech means speech that is non-harming and has the intention to support all living beings. In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali presents to yoga students the concept of Satya (truth) as a similar teaching.
Satya is one of the five Yamas (restraints), that practitioners are to incorporate into their daily lives. The practice of Satya has mainly been associated with restraint rather than with action. It is what we should refrain from doing rather than with what specifically we should do.
In most ways, the practice of Satya is about responding rather than reacting: it's about slowing down, filtering, and carefully considering our words so that when we choose them, they are in harmony with our truth and intention. The practice of yoga is about becoming clearly self-aware. And a component of living your yoga practice (Satya) involves carefully separate your judgments from your observations.
Today, practice responding from your conscious observations rather than reacting from your judgments - slow down, breathe, and commit to speaking from a place of your truth – you’ll be astounded by what beauty unfolds from being truthful with yourself and others