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Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

Written by Deborah Adele

Narrated by Laura Jennings


Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

Written by Deborah Adele

Narrated by Laura Jennings

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4.5/5 (87 ratings)
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4 hours
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Released:
Feb 27, 2018
ISBN:
9781977373557
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The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras—the basic text for classical yoga—are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action.

The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas—a Sanskrit word that translates to "restraints"—and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances—purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 27, 2018
ISBN:
9781977373557
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    Amazing. Hands down best seller. Would recommend to a friend! Woot! Recommend to everyone ?
  • (5/5)
    A framework for living a life of integrity and happiness. The author uses real life examples to illuminate how Yamas and Niyamas help us navigate our complex lives with grace and wisdom.
  • (5/5)
    I will listen to this book again and again. An excellent reading.
  • (5/5)
    Simple easy to understand. Real-time nuggets to think about in daily living.
  • (5/5)
    Brilliant insight on the Yamas and Niyamas! Highly recommended! Absolutely in love with it
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful book. For those who practice yoga and want to learn how to bring the practice on the mat in everyday life.
  • (5/5)

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    The best practical insight to yamas and niyama's that I have come across. As such will enjoy applying the principles in this DIY explanation. Carefree!

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  • (4/5)

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    A good book for those who have taken yoga class and want to learn more about the philosophy. These are ten guidelines to living in yoga. They correspond closely with Christianity's ten commandments. Each chapter is devotes to one of the ten precepts, and include follow up questions and suggestions for journaling. I followed the journaling advice, and found it helpful and not difficult. This is a good book for clearing the mind and focusing, and for those wanting to take their yoga practice to the next level.

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    Tenía años queriendo leer este libro. Es excelente y recomendado para todo estudiante de yoga

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  • (5/5)
    This is such a good book. I wasn’t expecting to like it, but my yoga teacher assembled a book study group and this was the book on offer. The yamas and niyamas of yoga philosophy are clearly and lovingly explained, with illuminating commentary and questions to ponder. Our exploration of the ethics led to many insights on all our parts. I docked half a point because her perspective is a tad too white-middle-class for me. And when she credited Wilberforce with ending slavery in Britain I was gobsmacked. Otherwise, excellent overall.