YAMAS AND NIYAMAS

Led by: Dana Damara

COMING SOON ONLINE AS PART OF YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TEACHER TRAINING

The Yamas and Niyamas are the moral backbones of the practice of yoga.  They define the attributes to be practiced every day by anyone interested in pursuing a spiritual journey.  

The first limb of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga Sutras are the yamas, are “codes of conduct mostly concerned with how we use our energy in relationship to others.”  They are described in the Sutras as abstinence which means things we “should not” do.  The second limb, the niyamas, are codes for living in a way that allows us to make soulful choices that are relational to ourselves.  The yamas and niyamas are empathetic descriptions of what we are when we are connected to our source or who we are authentically. Rather than a list of what is right or wrong, they tell us that our fundamental nature is compassionate, generous, honest, and peaceful.   

We will explore each one and observe with deep compassion, where shifts can be made in our lives, to become more in alignment with these values and concepts. 

Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana and lecture.  Take home manual and journaling assignments to practice and integrate at home.