The Ultimate Guide to the Eight Limbs of Yoga

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The Ultimate Guide to the Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are the yogi's guide to living. From how to conduct yourself, to Asana practice, to the ultimate connection with the Universe, the Eight Limbs have it all.

If you've ever had any questions about the Eight Limbs of Yoga and what they can do for your life, check out our ultimate guide! Each Limb is broken down, making it easy to read and apply to your life. Happy reading!

what is yama the 1st limb of yoga explainedYama: The 1st Limb of Yoga Explained

Yamas are the moral, ethical and spiritual guidelines of a person aspiring to reach balance, health, and well-being leading to spiritual development. Read more...


Niyama the 2nd limb of yoga explainedNiyama: The 2nd Limb of Yoga Explained

Niyama means ‘rule’ or ‘laws’ and are suggestions Pantajali provides for internal awareness and observance. Read more...


Asana- The 3rd Limb of Yoga ExplainedAsana: The 3rd Limb of Yoga Explained

Asana is perhaps the most known limb of the eightfold path of yoga, and it often gets interpreted as Yoga itself. Read more...


Pranayama- The 4th Limb of Yoga ExplainedPranayama: The 4th Limb of Yoga Explained

It’s not for nothing that the breath plays an important role in asana class. The breath truly is the key in moving distractions from the mind. Read more...


Pratyahara- The 5th Limb of Yoga ExplainedPratyahara: The 5th Limb of Yoga Explained

The fifth limb of yoga, pratyahara, can be seen as the bridge between external and internal yoga. Read more...


Dharana- The 6th Limb of Yoga ExplainedDharana: The 6th Limb of Yoga Explained

Dharana is about fixing the mind to one specific point. This could be something internal, like part of the body or a chakra, or something external like a picture. Read more...


A Monk's mountain meditation Dhyana: The 7th Limb of Yoga Explained

Dhyana involves concentration and meditation on a point of focus with the intention of knowing the truth about it. Read more...


Samadhi- The 8th Limb of Yoga Explained Samadhi: The 8th Limb of Yoga Explained

Samadhi, Bliss, the union with the Whole and oneness with the Universe, is something that cannot be explained in words. Read more...