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8 Limbs of Yoga Study Terms - Yamas, Niyamas

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8 Limbs of Yoga

Question Answer
YamaSelf-Regulation, Self-Observation
NiyamaSelf-Discipline
AsanaPostures
PranayamaExpansion of life force
PratyaharaDisentangling of senses from unhealthy & undesirable objects of world
DharanaConcentration
DhyanaMeditation
SamadhiEstablishment in supreme consciousness
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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Names

Question Answer
Book 1Samadhi Pada
Book 2Sadhana Pada
Book 3Vibhuti Pada
Book 4Kaivalya Pada
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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Summaries

Question Answer
Samadhi PadaDefines yoga as the higher state of consciousness
Sadhana PadaStudies causes of suffering and describes external practices
Vibhuit PadaExamines psychic powers that can be contained after dedicated practice
Kaivalya PadaPhilosophy and metaphysics of yoga, aim of spiritual freedom
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8 Limbs of Yoga - Yama

Question Answer
YamaWill power, restraint, first step in practicing yoga
AhimsaNon-violence in thought, word or deed
SatyaTruth
AsteyaNon-stealing, non-jealousy
BrahmacharyaCelibacy, moderation of sensual pleasures
AparigrahaNon-coveting, non-hoarding, lack of greed or hoarding of property
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8 Limbs of Yoga - Niyama

Question Answer
NiyamaWay or means, observances, second step in practicing yoga
SaucaInternal and external purity
SantosaContentment
TapahSelf-discipline
SvadhyayaNourishment of mind through study of holy books and scriptures
Isvara-pranidhanaSelf-surrender to God
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