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
What is yoga? «Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then the Seer abides in his own form» ~ Patanjali Go to a yoga class and you might think (quite rightly too) that yoga is a system that helps improve physical fitness working on strength and flexibility, improves our breathing and helps us to relax the mind. But in fact yoga has a whole lot more to it. The practice of yoga originally was meant to reduce our suffering through giving us the tools to still our r