Philosophy

Living the 8 Limbs – the fifth of the Yamas – Aparigraha

Aparigraha the fifth Yama “aparigraha sthairye janma kathanta sambodha” When one is steadfast in non-possessiveness or non-grasping with the senses (aparigraha), there arises knowledge of the why and wherefore of past and future incarnations. Yoga [...]

Living the 8 Limbs – the fifth of the Yamas – Aparigraha2017-11-16T15:58:45+00:00

Living the 8 Limbs – the fourth of the Yamas – Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya, the fourth Yama Yoga Sutra 2.38 Traditionally this YAMA is often thought of as celibacy - the idea being that the yogi conserves their sexual energy so that this energy is used to progress along [...]

Living the 8 Limbs – the fourth of the Yamas – Brahmacharya2017-11-16T16:58:59+00:00

Living the 8 Limbs – the third of the Yamas – Asteya

“asteya pratisthayam sarva ratna upasthanam” When non-stealing (asteya) is established, all jewels, or treasures present themselves, or are available to the Yogi. Yoga Sutra 2.37 In Sanskrit - A = not, Steya = stealing. This [...]

Living the 8 Limbs – the third of the Yamas – Asteya2017-06-08T17:27:13+00:00

Living the 8 Limbs – the second of the Yamas – Satya

“satya pratisthayam kriya phala ashrayatvam” “As truthfulness (satya) is achieved, the fruits of actions naturally result according to the will of the Yogi.” Yoga Sutras 2:35 This Yama is a commitment to truthfulness. Satya literally [...]

Living the 8 Limbs – the second of the Yamas – Satya2016-11-09T10:42:52+00:00