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This piece was originally published in the OWY newsletter in November of 2013. Previously I touched on the first niyama, saucha (cleanliness).  As a quick review the 8 limbs of yoga are: Yamas (external restraints) Niyamas (internal observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana (concentration) Dhyana (meditation) Samadhi (absorption) The second...

This piece was originally published in the OWY newsletter in November of 2013. Previously I touched on the last yama, aparigraha (non-greed).  As a quick review the 8 limbs of yoga are: Yamas (external restraints) Niyamas (internal observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana (concentration) Dhyana (meditation) Samadhi (absorption) The second...

This piece was originally published in the OWY newsletter in November of 2013. In the previous newsletter I touched on the fourth yama, brahmacharya (moderation).  As a quick review the 8 limbs of yoga are: Yamas (external restraints) Niyamas (internal observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana (concentration) Dhyana...

This piece was originally published in the OWY newsletter in November of 2013. In the previous newsletter I touched on the third yama, asteya (non-stealing).  As a quick review the 8 limbs of yoga are: Yamas (external restraints) Niyamas (internal observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana (concentration) Dhyana...

This piece was originally published in the OWY newsletter in October of 2013. In the previous newsletter I touched on the second Yama, Satya (truthfulness).  As a quick review the 8 limbs of yoga are: Yamas (external restraints) Niyamas (internal observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana...

This piece was originally published in the OWY newsletter in October of 2013. In the previous newsletter I touched on the 8 limbs of yoga and briefly touched on the first aspect of the first limb, Ahimsa (non-violence).  As a quick review the 8 limbs are: Yamas...

This was originally published in the OWY newsletter in October of 2013. The 8 limbs of yoga are the backbone of Raja Yoga, and more generally form the base of yogic thought.  The 8 limbs are: Yamas (external restraints) Niyamas (internal observances) Asana (postures) Pranayama (breath control) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana...