Question: Aside from asana, what other branches of yoga do you practice?
There’s more than the physical side to yoga; asana is one of 8 branches that make up the tree of yoga. The whole practice includes:
- YAMAS — Moral disciplines /Outer Practices towards others the 5 restraining practices of the Yamas are Aparigraha (non-greed), Asteya (non-stealing), Ahimsa (non-violence) Brahmacharya (strength of will and sexual virtue), Satya (truth)
- NIYAMAS — Moral disciplines /Inner Practice towards self the 5 inner practices of the Niyamas are Samtosha (contentment), Tapas (heat, perseverance), Saucha (cleanliness), Svadhyaya (self-study), Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender)
- ASANA — physical postures
- PRANAYAMA — breath control
- PRATYAHARA — withdrawal of the senses
- DHARANA — concentration on one point
- DHYANA — meditation, sitting in stillness
- SAMADHI — super-consciousness, enlightenment
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