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what are the 8 limbs of yoga

1. yama
2. niyama
3. asana
4. pranyama
5. pratyahara
6. Dharana
7. Dyana
8. Samadhi

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what is yama

moral disciplines/ vows

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what is niyama

self dicipline positive observatory

4

what is asana

-posture
-a stable and comfortable posture which helps attain mental equillibrium

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what is pranyama

extension and control of breath

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what is pratyahara

-withdrawal of sense
-a mental preparation to increase the power of the mind

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what is Dharana

-dha = holding
-rana = other
-concentration
-the senses must withdraw to focus and concentrate

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what is dyana

- meditation
-withdrawing mind from all external objects and focusing it on one point and meditation on it

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what is samadhi

-bliss, joy and merging invididual consciousness in to universal consciousness
-realization to tbe in the present moment whether good or bad

10

what are the 5 yamas?

1. Ahimsa
2. Satya
3. Asteya
4. Brahmacharya
5. Aparigraha

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what is Ahimsa

-the 1st Yama
-non-violence

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what is Satya

-the 2nd yama
-truthfulness

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what is Asteya

-the 3rd Yama
-non-stealing

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what is Brahmacharya

- the 4th yama
-celibecy. Don't be a ho

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what is Aparigraha

-the 5th yama
-non-possessiveness or non-hoarding

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what are the 5 niyamas?

1. saucha
2. santosha
3. tapas
4. swadhyaya
5. isvarapranidaha

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what is saucha

-the 1st niyama
-purity, cleanliness

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what is santosha

-the 2nd niyama
-contentment

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what is tapas

-the 3rd niyama
-discipline

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what is swadhaya

-the 4th niyama
-self study

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what is isvaraprandidaha

-the 5th niyama
-surrender to a higher power