Many people think that relaxation and meditation are the same thing. I’ve seen a lot of websites where the terms are used interchangeably, or even used in combination, a ‘relaxation meditation’, but it seems that, in fact, they are quite different!
The Eight Limbs of Yoga are seen a a guide, or framework, to practicing yoga. They were described in Patanjali’s ‘Yoga Sutras’, and resemble the Buddhist Eightfold path to enlightenment. The Eight Limbs describe yoga as a spiritual practice, encompassing body, mind and spirit, and detailing ethical and respectful living. They are sometime described as branches, stages, or steps, however they are not necessarily meant to be taken as progressive steps to be completed on after each other, but linked as equally essential elements in our movement towards unity with the Divine – ‘the energy of the universe’
The Eight Limbs of Yoga are Continue reading