Category: Yama and Niyama

Yama – Satya

Satya is the second Yama (observance) cited by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. We saw in the first article of this series that Ahimsa – non-violence and compassion – is the foundation, the basis andContinue reading

Yama – Ahimsa

Ahimsa the first and most important yama because all the others follow from it. It is also the most difficult to practice comprehensively. Manu specifies in his laws that it is the highest means ofContinue reading

Yama and Niyama

The first member (anga) of Ashtanga Yoga as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, Yama , literally means observance, refraining, duty. This is the base, with Niyama (disciplines and restrictions) on which the restContinue reading