Escape to Santosha

Santosha is an Indian Sanskrit word meaning ‘contentment’.   SantoshaEscapes1

It is one of the personal observances or ‘Niyamas‘ listed in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Basically, thousands of years ago-Patanjali (a yogic sage who was said to have ‘fell from heaven in the form of a little snake to his virgin mother’ and who is regarded as the incarnation of the thousand-headed Serpent King Shesha) wrote this foundational text of yoga.

Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of  Yoga begin with 5 external aids followed by the 5 inner observances -how we relate to our inner world.

Santosha is the Niyama that gets us away of our inner critic who says things like:

I’m not pretty enough’

‘I don’t have enough’

‘I need more to be happy’

Santosha is the realization that- inside of ourselves- a peace exists that’s not waived by outside influences.

Contentment is serenity but not complacency.  It is comfort-not submission.  It is reconciliation-not apathy.  Acknowledgement-not aloofness.

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu

My goal with Santosha Escapes is to create a healing environment-working with physicians who want more for their patients beyond limited Western Medicine.  Check it out:

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My goal is to create retreats-in a vibrantly energetic place-where people can heal and strengthen. Mind.  Body.  Soul.

I’ve chosen the most beautiful place in the world.  I love Tulum.  I hope you will too.

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