The First Yama: Nonviolence From a Yogic Perspective

the first yama

The very first step on Patanjali’s eight-limbed path of yoga is the first yama: ahimsa. The word means nonviolence or non-harming. It can also be thought of as kindness. Understanding the First Yama Practicing ahimsa means doing no harm. We take care to act with kindness toward other people, other beings, and the universe itself. … [Read more…]