What is the meaning behind Karuna?

KARUNA – Compassionate Action 

Karuna is a Sanskrit word and concept that is significant in Yoga and the spiritual pathways of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, which typically translates to “Compassionate Action”. Karuna is an action-based practice that aims to alleviate (dis)ease or suffering.

Self-compassion is at the core of therapy and a foundational component in healing, individually and collectively. In the Yoga tradition, being of service to others (Seva) is an important aspect of the practice. When we are able to learn how to offer ourselves compassion, we are able to offer compassion to others from a more genuine and authentic place. 

As a therapist and yoga teacher, the concept of Karuna is at the core of what I aspire to offer to the world, which is why I chose it to be representative of my practice and embedded within my business name. 

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