The Yoga Sutras are the basic tenets of yoga. Yoga Sutra 1.33 says practicing compassion (karuna) in the face of suffering quiets the mind – which is the basic purpose of yoga. Self-compassion is no exception.

What are Compassion and Self-Compassion?

Compassion is “shared feeling,” a level of deep empathy that inspires action to heal another’s sorrow or pain. Forgiveness may be the highest form of compassion. But the highest test of compassion may be “Can I practice self-compassion?”

Read the infographic below to learn about the amazing benefits of self-compassion:

The Scientific Benefitsof Self-Compassion infographic