10 Ways to Practice Santosha Or Contentment on our Daily Life (Yoga Sutra)


Yoga Sutra Santosha
Yoga Sutra Santosha

Practicing Santosha

One of the Niyamas (self-restraints) in the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Santosha is the practice of contentment and non-attachment. This can be practiced on our mats by not holding attachment to the fullest expression of a pose, or feeling as if we need to get to that expression. We owe our bodies the respect and trust to be content with how they feel in a pose in that very moment.


The 10 Ways of Practising Santosha


  1. Don't over analyse about day-to-day life. In the case of something coming, let it come.

  2. Be appreciative for what you have and for what you don't have.

  3. Try not to worry or panic. Have some faith that things will work out in the end.

  4. See equally the delights and dissatisfactions in life

  5. Live right now without thinking about the past or obsessing about the future.

  6. Try not to waste your energy on negative emotions.

  7. Try a simpler life.

  8. Think about what you truly need to be content.

  9. Honor the positive qualities in yourself as well as other people

  10. Focus on the goodnes in yourself and others.

Santosha is when we live in appreciation and appreciation, we realize we have precisely the exact thing we want. Keep a gratitude journal, or an everyday rundown of thanks, can assist with placing us in an outlook where we are looking for the love and marvel of life.


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