• When we gather together at the Shala, we strive to observe all eight limbs of the eight-limbed path. The first two limbs, yama and niyama, are meant to be applied socially and personally in everyday life and in formal practice. Please consider how you might implement these yamas and niyamas during your time here.

  • Yama

    • Ahimsa: Non-harming

    • Satya: Honesty

    • Asteya: Non-stealing

    • Brahmacharya: Intelligent use of sexual energy

    • Aparigraha: Non-grasping

  • Niyama

    • Santosha: Contentment

    • Saucha: Cleanliness

    • Tapas: Discipline

    • Svadhyaya: Self-study

    • Ishvarapranidhana: Offering our efforts to something greater