Brahmacharya means restraint, continence, and celibacy.  Brahmacharya is the fourth yama.  The intent of Brahmacharya is to practice control of senses in thought, words and actions.  This will naturally lead to non productive expenditure of energies, balance in life, and moderation.  When you apply this principle to intimacy and sexual life, it means sexual fidelity for married couples, practice of safe sex for sexually active couples, and responsible intimacy in enhancing happiness and quality of relationship.  Brahmacharya leads to control of sensual cravings, taking action against sexual abuse, and focusing thoughts, energies and actions in the service of conscious and meaningful intentions.  One of the few things that we can do to incorporate discipline in our lives is to start the practice of Yogasana in our lives, encourage fellow employees to practice Yogasana, and perhaps make a case for your organization to sponsor Yogasana throughout the organization.  Treat fellow employees with the same regard that you expect from others.

About Kammitment:  Led by scientist and life-coach Kamalesh (Kam) Rao, Kammitment helps one realize and make a commitment towards self-actualization, through tailored leadership coaching workshops and programs for students and professionals in all stages of their lives, by drawing upon the time-tested principles of Yoga and Mindfulness.  Kam has spent 20 years as a scientist and a manufacturing professional in the pharmaceuticals industry, and continues to consult with the industry.  In his free time he leads executive coaching programs for Fortune 100 clients.  A certified Yoga instructor, Kam lives in Oakland, CA and is an active volunteer in the Bay Area community when he is not perfecting the next Pretzel pose in Yoga and tapping into its myriad benefits.  For further information, please email [email protected]

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