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Eight Limbs of Yoga

Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Yamas: Ahimsa

The first yama, ahimsa, is usually translated as non-violence or non-harming. Just like the Hippocratic oath instructs fledgling doctors to “do no harm,” this first yama includes the same fundamental idea for the rest of us: In part of…

Eight Limbs of Yoga

Eight Limbs of Yoga: The Yamas

The yamas - there are five of them - make up the first limb of yoga. These, along with the niyamas, are guidelines for living a better, more fulfilled life. But before you roll your eyes, the yamas are…