Niyamas

Living the 8 Limbs, the fifth of the niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana – Surrender to God’s will

Before we look at the essence of this, the last of the niyamas, let’s just deal with the ‘God’ word. Yoga does not promote any religion. There is no requirement to believe in God, or [...]

Living the 8 Limbs, the fifth of the niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana – Surrender to God’s will 2016-02-16T15:07:20+00:00

Living the 8 Limbs, the fourth of the niyamas – Svadhyaya, self study

For most of us, Svadhyaya starts on the mat. We begin to study ourselves as we practice asana: our thoughts, our emotions, our reactions, our habits and our intentions. Then we see how this is [...]

Living the 8 Limbs, the fourth of the niyamas – Svadhyaya, self study 2017-06-08T17:28:08+00:00

Living the 8 Limbs – the second of the niyamas: Santosha

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu We continue our journey through the 8 [...]

Living the 8 Limbs – the second of the niyamas: Santosha 2015-09-10T11:37:53+00:00