Essay Assignment – Chapter 2

The Eight Limbs are like ‘guidelines’ for living; they set out the lifestlye of a Yogi. The Eight Limbs of Yoga details not only asana, pranayama and meditation practices, but also describes the intentions and behaviours that Yogi’s should enact when they are making choices. The Eight Limbs are not necessarily meant as a step-by-step sequence; none of the limbs are more important than any other, all elements should be practiced in order to achieve harmony and union with the divine. In recent times, focus has shifted to asana, or the physical poses, as ‘doing yoga’, however this is only one component of Yoga. Continue reading