Niyama, or the Niyamas

A watercolour tree with the caption text included.

The second of the limbs is Niyama, or the Niyamas. This translates roughly as ‘observances’ and includes our attitudes toward ourselves. The Niyamas also have 5 elements which I’ll be covering later.

When discussing the Niyamas 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. http://www.DeborahAdele.com

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