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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YOGA is more than a handstand, my Dear.

Recently I opened my regulate FGIF Yoga  class using very inspirational quote from Facebook saying: The Goal of Yoga (No, it's not the handstand). The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal.The goal is to create space where you were once stuck. To … Continue reading YOGA is more than a handstand, my Dear.