Ashtanga Yoga: Yama

The Eight Limbs of Yoga, or Asta-anga (Ashtanga) yoga
Yama | Niyama | Asana | Pranayama | Pratyahara | Dharana | Dhyana | Samadhi

handstand by Karl ErbYama:

(Sutra II.30) General ethical principles, moral injunctions, restraints:

Ahimsa: Non-violence,

Satya: Truth,

Asteya: Non-stealing,

Bramacharya: Religious study, zeal, chastity

Aparigraha: Greedlessnes

“Success or failure at higher levels of consciousness depend on yama and niyama.”
- BKS Iyengar

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