Flashcards in Hatha Yoga Deck (4)
Hatha yoga's original writings were...
Patanjali Maharishi's yoga sutras (aphorisms) written in Sanskirit around 400 AD. Described as consisting of 8 limbs, or disciplines, referred to as the eightfold path.
Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yamas - focus on how we relate to others
Niyamas - how we relate to ourselves
Asanas - postures practices in yoga
Pranayama - breathing techniques
Pratyahara - withdrawal of the senses
Dharana - concentration
Dhyana - uninterrupted awareness
Samadhi - profound interconnectedness with all living things. Enlightenment
Focus on how we relate to others. Five moral constraints: