Defining the Five Yamas and Putting Them Into Practice

Yama and Niyama in a nutshell, enjoy reading.

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One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga is that it is non-discriminating; it can be practiced anytime, anywhere, by anyone. And this practice can mean a lot of things. The first thought that comes to mind for most when they hear the term yoga is the asanas (postures), but this is only one aspect of yoga; one limb on a tree full of possibility. Actually, living a yogic lifestyle means you are seeking peace with the world and with self. These two ideas are known as yama and niyama. The way I would describe this to myself during my teacher training was: observe thyself and seek restraint with the world. Easier said than done, but this is supposed to be a journey so take it easy on yourself.

For this article I want to focus on Patanjali’s five yamas, what they represent and how we can begin to incorporate them into…

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2 thoughts on “Defining the Five Yamas and Putting Them Into Practice

  1. Dear Veronika. Thankyou for your kind email sharing your therapy for joy. I find I feel connected which is very important to me and I appreciate the wisdom of choices to learn and practice. I am not in your Friday class this week at Greenglade as my mother now resides at Beckley Farm Lodge and I visit when it’s workable. With gratitude Liz Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


    1. Dear Liz: thank you for you lovely feedback. All is for people like you who understand power of self – care using yoga, breath and heart to heart “ohm” community. You are welcome to join us anytime in the near future. Namaste!


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