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Eight-Limbed Path Listing – Kati Kaia


 

On this weblog, we’ll attempt to maintain it so simple as attainable as we focus on the Eight-Limbed path as described by Patanjali within the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, as they’re the inspiration of how Hatha Yoga is being practiced right now. 

 

Ashtanga yoga actually means “eight-limbed yoga“: ashta = eight, anga = limbs. Don’t confuse Ashtanga on this context with the Ashtanga Vinyasa system as developed by Pattabhi Jois, which is a later developed yoga observe impressed and named after the unique.

 

In line with Patanjali’s system, yoga relies on 8 religious practices: 

Yama – common moral rules

Abstaining from harming others by wrongdoing, together with non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, not losing our vitality, abstention from greed or hoarding.

 

Niyama – guidelines of non-public conduct

Rules for our personal day by day lives, together with purity or cleanliness, contentment, self-discipline, research, devotion

 

Asana – the observe of asanas

Seat or posture, yoga poses.

 

Pranayama – the observe of yoga respiration methods

Mastering and enlivening the life power.

 

Pratyahara – withdrawal of the senses

Interior reflection.

 

Dharana – a keen focus of the thoughts on one object

Centered consideration, one pointed focus.

 

Dhyana – meditation

Meditation, steady movement, a pure state the place the thoughts turns into steady on one object with none effort.

 

Samadhi – Non secular absorption

Freedom, liberation, enlightenment.

 

 

 

These two first limbs are the very foundations and necessary limbs of Yoga and the entire observe, keep in mind it’s far past the asanas.Let’s have a look how these may help you in your day by day life, your relationship with your self, others, and as a yoga practitioner or instructor.

 

Yama is your perspective in direction of others and the world round you. There are 5 Yamas:

 

Ahimsa

Non-violence. This Yama doesn’t solely imply not doing hurt to others in motion, however thought and speech equally. Additionally it isn’t restricted to non-violence in opposition to different human beings, however training kindness to different creatures (animals) in addition to your self.

 

Satya

Truthfulness. Satya is the Yama that’s about dwelling a truthful life with out doing hurt to others. Subsequently, suppose earlier than you converse and contemplate the implications of your actions. If the reality may hurt others, it is perhaps higher to maintain silent. Additionally, it could entail dwelling your personal reality and never merely pleasing others all through your life.

 

Asteya

Non-stealing. Non-stealing right here not solely refers to materials objects but additionally the stealing of others ideas, concepts or different possessions.

 

Bramacharya

Non-lust. Bramacharya means divine routine, to maneuver towards the important reality. Traditionally, it was (and typically nonetheless is) translated as self-control and abstinence relating to sexual exercise. Nonetheless, on the similar time it’s recognized that many yogis had households and youngsters. Thus it is perhaps interpreted as moderation relating to giving in to our extreme wishes.

 

Aparigraha

Non-possessiveness. This Yama is about dwelling a life free from greed. It teaches us solely to take what is important and to not reap the benefits of others.

 

 

 

Niyama is the way you deal with your self or your perspective in direction of your self. The next are the 5 Niyamas:

 

Sauca

Cleanliness. This Niyama is anxious with interior and outer cleanliness. The observe of pranayamas, asanas, kriyas, and meditation are vital to attain interior cleanliness, of the physique and thoughts. Additionally stay conscious of outer cleanliness just like the house you reside in, the environment, and really the entire of the atmosphere.

 

Santosha

Contentment. Santosha refers to training humility, modesty and being at peace with what you could have and who you’re.

 

Tapas

Austerity. This Niyama teaches us to maintain the physique in good situation. Tapas is practiced by disciplining the physique, speech, and thoughts like consuming solely when hungry and sustaining a great posture. Additionally, it’s translated usually as perseverance, not giving up too simply, particularly on the religious path.

 

Svadhyaya

Research of the sacred textual content and of 1’s self. This entails finding out your self and subsequently something that may assist you on that path.

 

Ishvara Pranidhana

Residing with an consciousness of the Divine. This Niyama encourages us to let go of our false sense of the Self and management and to at all times remember of a better sense of consciousness that which provides us the sense of wholeness.

 

 

These are nice foundational rules to learn and browse once more, really take in and consider carefully about how one can deliver these into steadiness in your personal physique, thoughts and soul. In our subsequent weblog, we’ll get into extra depth on these areas and what they imply for our observe! 



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