Brahmacharya ~ being celibate when single, or faithful when married; conserving the life essence.
Aparigraha ~ non greed; not desiring or taking more than we need. The less time we spend on material things, the more time we have for our spiritual practices.
These five traits help us to live yoga off the mat. Sivananda Yoga is a way of living that goes beyond the hatha yoga poses we do. By acting in a way that is not harmful, dishonest, stealing, promiscuous, or greedy, we develop our minds toward a more divine state of being.
Compiled by the Sage Patanjali Maharishi in the Yoga Sutras, the Eight Limbs are a progressive series of steps or disciplines which purify the body and mind, ultimately leading the yogi to enlightenment. These 8 limbs are:
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