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Michelle Bartolo Yoga / Posts tagged "Ashtanga"

Yama

Defined as self control, forbearance, or any great rule or duty. It can also be interpreted as 'attitude' or 'behaviour'. A particular attitude can be expressed as discipline, which then influences our behaviour. Behaviour...

The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

A series of steps and disciplines which purify the body and mind leading one to enlightenment YAMA ~ One's attitude towards others NIYAMA~ One's attitude towards one's self ASANA ~ Postures PRANAYAMA ~ Breathing PRATYAHARA ~ Sensory Inhibition DHARANA ~ Focus DHYANA...

Asana

Asana means staying or abiding. It is through asana that an individual achieves the unity of body and mind. The Yogic Asana's (postures) have been devised for the purpose of comfort and steadfastness during mediation...

Niyama

A Sanskrit word meaning rules or laws. These are the rules prescribed for personal observance. Niyama is more intimate and personal compared with the other Yamas. They refer to the attitude we adopt towards...