Living Yoga: The Yamas

In March 2012, the Challenge of the Week - the call to live yoga - was focused on the Yamas. The Yamas are ethical precepts in the Yoga Sutras based on our social codes of conduct. The Yamas relate to the attitude we have towards things and people outside of ourselves - how we behave towards others. Their are five Yamas, five 'wise characteristics' to imbibe. Rather than see the Yamas as a list of do's and don'ts, see and experience the Yamas as a reminder that our true nature is compassionate, generous, honest and peaceful.   1. Ahimsa (non-violence, compassion for all living things) Literally, ahimsa means to not injure or show cruelty in any way. Ahimsa reminds us to practice kindness, to have thoughtful consideration towards all people, all things and work cooperatively with others in a manner that is not harmful. We work to manage our expression of negative emotions to avoid emotional harm to others. 2. Satya (commitment to truthfulness and honesty in thought, [...]

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