Yama, or the Yamas

A watercolour tree with the caption text included.

The first of the limbs is Yama, or the Yamas. This translates roughly as ‘restraints’ and includes our attitudes toward our environment. The Yamas have 5 elements which I’ll cover in the future.

When discussing the Yamas here, I’ll often be referencing the work of Deborah Adele and the book ‘The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice’. I love this book and it is written in a way that’s easy to understand and gives journaling and exploration prompts we can work through together. www.DeborahAdele.com

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