The Roots of Yoga

“Those in whose hearts OM reverberates, unceasingly are indeed blessed and deeply loved as one who is the Self. The all-knowing Self was never born, nor will it die. Beyond cause and effect (karma), this Self is eternal and immutable. When the body dies, the Self does not die.” Katha Upanishad The historical journey of […]

The Yamas and Niyamas: A Yogic Path To Conscious Living

The Yamas & Niyamas are ten practices for ethical living. They comprise the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eight-fold path of yoga. These ten jewels offer guidance for conscious living.

“The yamas and niyamas are emphatic descriptions of what we are when we are connected to source. Rather than a list of dos and don’ts, they tell us that our fundamental nature is compassionate, generous, honest, and, peaceful.” – Donna Farhi.

In Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga, yama means restraint and niyamas are observances. The yamas involve our relationship with the world, while the niyamas, our relationship with ourselves.