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Five Yamas

yamas are moral restraints
- Nonviolence (Ahimsa)
- Truthfulness (satya)
- Self Control (Brahmacharya)
- Non stealing (Asteya)
- Non hoarding (Aparigraha)

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Ahimsa Nonviolence Promotes

Kindness
Self care
healthy relationships
non harming

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Satya Truthfulness is

Asserting own beliefs
critical thinking
freedom from fear and self guilt

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Asteya non stealing is

respect for others privacy and possessions
not taking advantage of others

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Bramacharya self control is

practice of moderation

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Aprigraha non hoarding

no greed
simplification instead of accumulating hoarding

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Violation of mamas can lead to

guilt
fear
anger
revenge
depression

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Five Niyamas

Niyamas are observances
- Purity (shauch)
- Contentment (santosh)
- Will power (tapas), determination to keep goals
- Study (svadyaya)
- Surrender to higher self (ishwara pranidhana), looking for meaning in the world

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forms of Saucha

cleanliness and purity
- physical
- verbal
- mental
- environmental

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Santosha contentment is

contentment, optimism and gratitude
allows to accept people and situations as they are

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Tapas, will power is

developing a habit of self discipline and determination to keep goals
promotes self efficacy, self confidence and self respect

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yama and niyama help

purify the mind
obtain more physical and mental energy