The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

September 1, 2009|
The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
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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.

Deborah Adele holds master’s degrees in both Liberal Studies and Theology & Religious Studies. An ERYT500, she carries yoga certifications in Kundalini yoga, Hatha yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Meditation. She is also trained as a Gestalt practitioner and a Somatic Educator. For over 14 years, Deborah brought her combined knowledge...
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Title:The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:September 1, 2009
Publisher:On-Word Bound Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780974470641

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