Yoga’s Yamas and Niyamas – 10 Principles for Peace & Purpose
a yoga philosophy workbook – fall 2018
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. 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.
In this philosophy book, you will find a chapter for each principle explaining what it is as well as a physical yoga practice, consideration, mantra, journal prompt, and a personal account about how the author applied each Yama or Niyama to her own life.
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