The Yamas   Niyamas Book

The Yamas Niyamas


  • Author : Deborah Adele
  • Publisher : On Word Bound Books Llc
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0974470643

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The Yamas Niyamas Book Description :

The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas—a Sanskrit word that translates to "restraints"—and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances—purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender. A self-study section at the end of each chapter may also be used by instructors for group discussion.

Yoga s Yamas and Niyamas Book

Yoga s Yamas and Niyamas


  • Author : Courtney Seiberling
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 1722910208

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Yoga s Yamas and Niyamas Book Description :

"Finally, a truly accessible, comprehensive guide on how to apply yoga's yamas and niyamas to everyday life. Both for the yogi and non-yogi alike, this beautiful manual has powerful teachings about relating to self and others. I can't wait to share it with my yoga students and yoga teacher trainees." ~Stacey Vespaziani, E-RYT and owner of South Hills Power Yoga and Bloomfield Yoga The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga's essential, ethical principles originally mentioned in the Yoga Sutras, the first written explanation of yoga compiled by Patanjali over 2,000 years ago. In the West, yoga is mostly known as a form of exercise, though the Sutras say yoga is an eight-part system working in unison to control the mind. These "limbs" as they are called in the Sutras include the Yamas and Niyamas, breathwork, yoga postures, and various stages of meditation. The Yamas (how to treat others) and the Niyamas (how to care for yourself) include values such as peace, truth, gratitude, and contentment. When practiced, they make life more manageable and meaningful. Although similar to other moral or religious codes, the Yamas and Niyamas are more freeing than restrictive and a thought process over a hard set of rules. They are basically 10 ways to be a better person. YOGA'S YAMAS AND NIYAMAS is a practical, relatable yoga philosophy text. Informational and instructional, this book is for anyone curious about yoga philosophy, self-improvement, or is seeking more out of life. It is also of value to yoga instructors who want to incorporate yoga philosophy into their teaching or yoga teacher trainees who are deepening their understanding of the first two limbs of yoga. In this book is a chapter for each Yama and Niyama explaining what it is as well as a physical yoga practice, consideration, mantra, journal prompt, and a personal account of how the author used the principle in her own life. This book can be applied as a textbook, resource, or workbook to live life with peace, purpose, awarene

On Being Book

On Being


  • Author : Elisabeth Geisse
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1042075020

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On Being Book Description :

This thesis consists of ten short stories that are structured, formatted and thematically aligned with the yamas and niyamas, the ten moral tenants of yoga philosophy. The yamas and niyamas are the first two limbs of Patinjali's eightfold path, or the path to enlightenment through yogic practices. The yamas account for five principles that guide ethical living and instruct followers on how to interact with others and the world. The yamas consist of: ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (non-excess), and aparigraha (non-possessiveness). The niyamas are guidelines for personal practices that relate to, develop, and enhance one's relationship with self. The niyamas are: saucha (purity), santosha (contentment), tapas (self-discipline), svadhyaya (self-study), and ishvara prandihana (surrender). Each story in this collection loosely correlates with and comments on its assigned yama or niyama. As a collection, the stories function as glimpses of being - fractal pieces of life from inside differing existential or personal crises. The characters face moral, personal and spiritual dilemmas, often grappling with ghosts from the past, striving to make sense of what is through varying tools and coping mechanisms. The highest goal for this thesis is to act as commentary on the modern condition by using the spiritual and existential lens to diagnose and categorize modern afflictions. Some characters reach towards being - towards harmony or enlightenment - as dressing for their wounds. Others merely grapple with their conditions of dis-ease. Still others contribute to, and worsen, the disharmony. Guided by ten moral principles, these stories stand alone and work together to lead readers into the depths of varying states of being, while shedding light on modernity's inherent conflict with ancient spiritual practices.

The Yogic Dharma Book

The Yogic Dharma


  • Author : SantataGamana
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 169979930X

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The Yogic Dharma Book Description :

Revealing the underlying essence of the Yamas and Niyamas. A profound, unconventional, and inspiring exposition on the spirit of the Yogic Dharma principles. You've probably heard or read about the yogic dharma principles of the Yamas and Niyamas before. But was it life-changing? Did it create any lasting impact on your mind? The truth of the matter is that nobody cares about the Yamas and Niyamas. Reading about them is often tedious, dense, and impractical. So, why is there another book on them? Because this book is remarkably different--it's not what you think it will be. No mindlessly parroting with the typical superficial observances, abstentions, codes of restraint, "dos," and "don'ts." No rhetoric concerning how practicing celibacy and faithfully reading archaically translated scriptures are the cornerstones of proper Yoga and spiritual practice. No attempt to instill outdated and dogmatic morals or ethnics into you. Here, we will go beyond an exposition on ethical or moral concepts, and even beyond typical yogic understandings, into a deeper and unified framework of understanding. When these first two limbs of the Yoga Sutras are presented in a distorted, westernized, or over-theorized manner, which is oftentimes embellished to fit today's "self-help chocolate" reading culture, they help very few genuine seekers advance in their spiritual journey of self-transcendence. But enough is enough. Prepare yourself for an insightful, pragmatic, and spiritually maturing exposition on Yogic Dharma principles--like you've never seen before. You'll experience a total recontextualization of the Yamas and Niyamas, and rather than applying them as the moral and ethical bedrock of Yoga practice, they will be used as tools for Self-Realization. Now that's what a real twist is, and hopefully, one that will unleash a powerful roar in your heart--the roar of Freedom!

The Yogi Assignment Book

The Yogi Assignment


  • Author : Kino MacGregor
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834841239

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The Yogi Assignment Book Description :

An inspirational 30-day yoga and lifestyle program that will challenge your mind, body, and spirit--by one of the most dynamic and high-profile contemporary Ashtanga yoga teachers, Kino MacGregor. “The brave heart of a yogi is defined by actions that make the world a better place.” Live with authenticity, practice patience, let go of negativity—these are some of the core tenets of a yoga lifestyle, on and off the mat. Yoga is about much more than twisting yourself into shapes—the heart of this ancient practice is an inner journey, one of reflection, spiritual awakening, and ultimately a calm, clear mind. The Yogi Assignment is a 30-day introduction to these life-affirming and simple, yet revolutionary, principles. Led by master teacher Kino MacGregor, this journey will challenge and uplift your body, mind, and spirit. Each day offers a practice and meditation that will help you confront your emotional, physical, and mental limitations and inspire real change in your life. MacGregor is a fierce, loving guide who encourages you to look deeply within to find your wellspring of inner strength and courage.

The Secret Power of Yoga Book
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The Secret Power of Yoga


  • Author : Nischala Joy Devi
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2010-04-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0307497763

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The Secret Power of Yoga Book Description :

Yoga is well known for its power to create a healthy body, but few realize the emotional and spiritual benefits. In The Secret Power of Yoga, world-renowned Yoga expert Nischala Joy Devi interprets Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the principles at the basis of Yoga practice, from a heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective, resulting in the first translation intended for women. Devi’s simple, elegant, and deeply personal interpretations capture the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day From the Trade Paperback edition.

Living Love  the Yoga of Yama and Niyama Book

Living Love the Yoga of Yama and Niyama


  • Author : Maetreyii Ma
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-11-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 0986304719

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Living Love the Yoga of Yama and Niyama Book Description :

Living Love is practical mysticism at its best. This rare and wonderful work, based in the ancient teachings of yoga, is a poetic and penetrating therapeutic guidebook for transformation and awakening. It eloquently maintains the integrity of the ancient scriptures while bringing the teachings down to earth and.at the same time uplifting us into a sublime connection to our deepest truth.The book conveys an approach that is so simple, so immediate to everyday life, so helpful to psychological healing and yet thrilling and intoxicating. Maetreyii Ma's use of language brings with it a gift of upliftment and attunement. Her expressions touch, refresh, surprise, astonish and inspire. She takes the reader there. This is a guidebook, a workbook and a journal all in one so you can learn concepts, implement them and integrate them. Why just read about transformation when you can live it with go-to practices for manifesting the teachings in your daily life. Here's to creating a life you really love and feel great about through inner transformation and awakening. That is the beauty of truly Living Love.

The Eight Limbs of Yoga Book

The Eight Limbs of Yoga


  • Author : Stuart Ray Sarbacker
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780865477698

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga Book Description :

A clear, concise guidebook to the essentials of yogic thought and practice Many people think yoga simply means postures and breathing. Not true. The intention of this short guide is practical and straightforward: to say what yoga really is and to apply its principles to everyday life. It leads us through the eight-limbed system, a coherent framework that has been handed down and elaborated upon for thousands of years and consists of five "outer limbs," which pertain to our experience of the social world and the operation of our senses, and three "inner limbs," which focus on the mind. Stuart Ray Sarbacker and Kevin Kimple present the eight-limbed system as something that can be turned to again and again to deepen and expand understanding and practice. As an introduction and overview to the essence of yoga, The Eight Limbs of Yoga is unparalleled for clarity, usefulness, and concision.

The Sacred Tradition of Yoga Book
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The Sacred Tradition of Yoga


  • Author : Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834800021

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The Sacred Tradition of Yoga Book Description :

In today’s complex world, how is it possible to truly live as a yogi? Traditional yoga theory offers fresh, insightful solutions to today’s practical lifestyle concerns, ranging from environmentalism to personal health and wellness. Tuning in to classic yoga philosophy and teachings can bring to light our greatest strengths while showing us how to maintain a healthy body and clear mind while attaining inner happiness. Drawing from his personal experiences of yoga and insight into ancient Sanskrit texts, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois connects yogic philosophy to how we approach food, work, education, relationships, and other conscious lifestyle choices to support our deepest longings for happiness, peace, and balance. Practical and insightful, The Sacred Tradition of Yoga begins with a clear and deep inquiry into the human condition, reminding us of the true purpose of Yoga. The second half of the book focuses on the yamas and niyamas, the personal disciplines and social ethics of yoga. Throughout, Dr. Jois’s teachings honor ancient traditions and underscore the benefits we can gain from adopting a yogic way of life in the modern world.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  Translated with a Preface by William Q  Judge  Book

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translated with a Preface by William Q Judge


  • Author : Patanjali
  • Publisher : Digireads.com
  • Release Date : 2017-05
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 1420955470

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translated with a Preface by William Q Judge Book Description :

Yoga is an exercise and meditation philosophy that has been taking the United States by storm over the past several decades. Yet many are unaware that there is an entire, ancient religion that prefaces this phenomenon. Yoga is one of six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, and the "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" contains 196 aphorisms that form the basis of Raja Yoga. Patanjali uses his text to explain different facets of the philosophy, leading people to achieve Kaivalya, the ultimate goal of detachment. The sutras begin with the most basic concentration, and then progresses to discipline, manifestation, and finally, emancipation of the transcendental ego. Patanjali also explains how one can find the path to Kaivayla with the eight limbs of Yoga; non-violent thoughts, cleanliness, healthy living, meditation, and others are explained as essential actions to achieving self-liberation. Patanjali lived sometime between the 1st century BCE and the 5th century BCE. While all critics agree that Patanjali is the great compiler of the Yoga Sutras, many deliberate about whether or not he created the meditational philosophy. Some even speculate that Patanjali borrowed some of his sutras from other authors. Regardless, the "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" is now considered to be one of the most important textual sources for the practice of yoga. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is translated with a preface by William Q. Judge.