The practice of yoga can be much more than a series of postures or breathing exercises as explained in the article on the Yoga Sutras. The ethical practices (Yamas) and personal practices (Niyamas) suggested by the Yoga Sutras are precepts that can help us in life and in a yoga class. Ultimately their practice gives us a more authentic, rich and happy life. The Yamas:
• Ahimsa - do no harm: to the other or to ourselves. See article on the importance of Ahimsa.
• Satya - be