As I continue to expand my studies and knowledge of yoga and my true Self….
I am drawn to revisit my understanding of the eight limb path.
The 8 limbs of yoga are:
- Yama – attitudes toward our environment
- Niyama – attitude toward ourselves
- Asana – physical postures
- Pranayama – restraint or expansion of the breath
- Pratyahara – withdrawal of the senses
- Dharana – concentration
- Dhyana – absorption or meditation
- Samadhi – enlightenment or bliss
Through personal experience I felt it was necessary to log off from the insta-meta realm, and then I found Clubhouse! It’s been a while now since I’ve sensed a sort of disconnection from the world around me, people, experiences, and more. NO social platform could ever live up to what is REAL. And so… the desire to switch up the mundane, the expected, and the same old routine only felt natural to my Piscean spirit.
What better place than here? What better time than now?
I aim to live in synchronicity daily and enjoy feeling harmony within and around my life. When there is no harmony, there is no peace, and so life may feel more icky when we are not aligned with what it is we truly want. It’s like stepping into the vortex (as Abraham Hicks puts it). So I invite anyone who is interested to revisit (or visit for the first time) the 8 limbs of yoga in hopes to guide myself and others towards their best self and highest good. Starting with Yama, our moral discipline, and attitude towards our environment. This is the first limb on the yogic path.
There are five Yamas in total:
- Ahimsa (non-harming or non-violence in thought, word and deed)
- Satya (truthfulness)
- Asteya (non-stealing)
- Brahmacharya (celibacy or ‘right use of energy’)
- Aparigraha (non-greed or non-hoarding)
Are there any that resonate with you? Take your time.
Try starting out with some journaling, intention setting, or meditation. I know it’s easier said than done, so find what works. Do whatever it takes to find your zen.
For those seeking to connect offline or in a book –join my virtual book club on Clubhouse!
Currently reading Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (click link for free E book)
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandi