The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice Author Deborah Adele
ISBN-10 0974470643
ISBN-13 9780974470641
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher On-Word Bound Books
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The first two limbs of the eight fold path of yoga sutrasthe basic text for classical yogaare examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga Foundational to all yogic thought they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of livingthat free individuals to take ownership of their lives direct them toward the fulfillment they seek and gain the skills to choose attitude thought and action The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamasa Sanskrit word that translates to restraints and encompass nonviolence truthfulness not stealing nonexcess and nonpossessiveness The last five are referred to as the niyamas or observancespurity contentment self discipline self study and surrender A self study section at the end of each chapter may also be used by instructors for group discussion