Flashcards in Intro to Yoga, Sutras, 8 Limbs Deck (56)
What are the 8 limbs of yoga in order from the bottom of the pyramid to the top?
Yamas, Niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi
What does “yamas” mean and what are the yamas?
Yamas means restraints/ morals in how we relate to the outside world. They include ahimsa (non violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non stealing), brahmacharya (non excess), apraigraha (non possessiveness)
Define Niyamas and list them
Niyamas are observances or moral involving how we relate to ourselves. Self discipline. They include sauca (purity), santosa (contentment), tapas (self discipline), svadhyaya (self study), pranidhana (surrender)
Intense and steady focus
Integration / oneness (super consciousness)
What are some general elements of ahimsa (nonviolence)
Courage, balance (powerlessness), self love (projection, help v support, comparison), compassion
What are some general elements of satya (truthfulness)
Real v nice, belonging v growth, cultivating trust
What are some general traits of asteya (non stealing)?
We steal from others,the earth, ourselves, and the future, contentment with what we have
What are some general traits of brahmacarya (nonexcess)
Celibacy, gratitude, stepping away from social pressures
What are some general traits of aparigraha (non-possessiveness)
Freedoms from attachment, enjoying the moment wholly and being willing to let go
What is Kriya yoga and its 3 elements?
Certain practical hints to practice in our daily lives and prepare us for more subtle practices; tapas (to burn/refinement), svadhyaya (self study), isvara pranidhana (surrender to the supreme being)
What are the 5 kleshas?
Ignorance, egoism, attachment, hatred / aversion, fear of death/ clinging to bodily life. They go in order.
True self or seer
Nature or seen
Union, the perfect marriage of purusha and prakriti (seer and seen). Necessary to see and understand the ego before we let it go.