The Traditional ‘Guidelines’ of Yoga: Exploring The ‘Eight Limbs’

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┬ámovement towards unity with the Divine – ‘the energy of the universe’

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Living Yoga – Responsibility, Challenges and Ethics

I describe myself as spiritual, although if asked I usually say that I am drawn towards Buddhism over other beliefs. As such, my personal ‘Code of Ethics’ comes from the Five Precepts, which I describe as ‘living respectfully’ – respecting my mind, body and soul, and the mind body and soul of others. That means Continue reading