The Eight-fold Path

 
 

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 biomechanical limb of asana for elite physical strength and endurance.