Showing posts with label Pattanjali. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pattanjali. Show all posts

23 May 2011


Yama the first of the eight limbs described in the yoga text of Pattanjali

This limb recommends five ethical practices or restraints

Ahimsa: Applying non-violence/non harming to yourself and others.

Satya: Truth -living according to your own truth.

Asteya: Non stealing.

Brahmachharya: Abstinence ; containing sexual energy.

Aparigraha; Non coveting ; letting go of desires.

My take on these, is to practice to the best of my ability in the same way as I practice Asana ( Yoga poses).


02 May 2010

Quote of the day...

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Pattanjali, translated from Sanskrit

01 October 2009

10 August 2009

Quote of the day...

The mind may also be calmed by expulsion and retention of the breath.

17 July 2009

16 July 2009

Quote of the day

Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah
When you stop identifying with your thoughts, fluctuations of mind, then there is yoga,identify with self, which is Samahdi, happiness, bliss and ecstasy.