The Eight Limbs of Yoga

“In its exported manifestation, yoga has tended to focus on the physical aspect of the system of yoga, the Asanas, or stretching poses and postures, which most Western adherents of yoga practice in order to stay trim, supple and healthy. Patanjali himself, however, pays minimal attention to the Asanas, which are the third stage of the eight stages, or limbs, of yoga, and focuses primarily on meditation and various stages of concentration of the mind.”


Edwin F Bryant – The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary

Have you come across the 8 limbs of yoga before? How often do you see them referenced in Western yoga communities?

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