the eight limbs of yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga: How Should Yogis Live and What Should They Practice?

There are 196 verses in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The verses are divided into four sections, and it’s not until we are close to halfway through these verses that we encounter the eight limbs of yoga. The second second of the Yoga Sutras is about the spiritual discipline. In sutra 2.28, Patanjali tells us to practice yoga! […]

Satya: Real yogis Don't Lie

Satya: Real Yogis Don’t Lie

You’re a yogi, so you never lie. Right? Of course, most people fail to be truthful 100 percent of the time, but if you follow yoga’s eight-limbed path, you’re probably familiar with the principle of satya, or truthfulness. What does it mean to practice satya? Most moral codes include some version of honesty among their principles. […]