YAMA AND NIYAMA
With Your World and
unaffected by culture, place, time, or
principles are universal. They
consitute the Great Vow."
Non-Violence / Compassion
Behave in kindness, friendliness, compassion, and
consideration of all beings and things, as well as yourself.
Non-Deception / Truthfulness
Practice conscious communication through speech,
gesture, and actions. Consider what you say, how you say it and in what
way it could affect others.
Non-Stealing / Honesty
Take advantage of no person or situation for personal
Non-Abuse of Sexual Energy
Honor your sexuality and that of others. Create
that foster your understanding of the highest truths.
Non-Greed / Security
Take only what you need and nothing more.
mind and surroundings.
what you have and what you do not have. Embrace all experiences as
opportunities to learn and grow.
Increase the heat
impurities through practices that keep your body/mind fit and healthy:
proper sleep, exercise, nutrition, work, and relaxation.
reflect, review and observe your progress so that you may see yourself
"Let go and let
God." Attune to
the all-knowing presence within you and allow that presence to direct