The Yamas & Niyamas
Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
This spiritual guide to the practice of yoga explores the first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras. Considered foundational to all yogic thought, the yamas and niyamas provide guidelines for living a fulfilling life and gaining the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The yamas encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness, while the niyamas include purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender. With a self-study section in each chapter, this book is perfect for group discussion and personal growth.