Kula Dudes 8 Step Yoga Practices

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IT’S IN YOU

Yoga is NOT about working out, it is about working IN. You might think of yoga as exercise only. Exercise is but a fraction of how yoga is expressed. Kula Dudes Yoga employs Patanjali’s Eight limbs of yoga.

They are:

1.    Yamas- Ethical Disciplines

AHIMSA- NONVIOLENCE

SATYA- TRUTHFULNESS

ASTEYA- NONSTEALING

BRAHMACHARYA- NONEXCESS

APARIGRAHA- NONPOSSESSIVENESS

2.    Niyamas- Individual Disciplines

SAUCHA- PURITY

SANTOSHA- CONTENTMENT

TAPAS- SELF-DISCIPLINE

SVADHYAYA- SELF-STUDY

ISHVARA PRANIDHANA- SURRENDER

3.    Asana- Posture (this limb is interpreted as exercise)

4.    Pranayama- The cultivation of energy through breath

5.    Pratyahara- Sense withdrawal

6.    Dharana- Concentration

7.    Dhyana- Meditation

8.    Samadhi- Unity or Self-Realization

You are passionate and powerful. To control your passions and emotions the first two limbs of the eight-fold path must be understood and practiced to keep you in harmony with your fellow man. With greater harmony comes greater energy to practice the bio-mechanical limb of Asana for elite physical strength and endurance.