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…]

Getting Grounded and Branching Out: How Yoga Makes Us Strong and Flexible

Among the many ways in which yoga can change your life it provides opportunities for getting grounded when life tries to topple you over. Getting grounded is important. It’s also difficult. Like anything worth achieving, getting grounded takes trial and error, failure and practice. Why is getting grounded important? Let’s face it, things change all the time. Every day, … [Read more…]