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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

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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)

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Ahimsa

Non violence

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Satya

Truthfulness

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Asteya

Non stealing

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Brahmacharya

Non excess

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Apraigraha

Non possessiveness

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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)

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Sauca

Purity

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Santosa

Contentment

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Tapas

Self discipline

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Svadhyaya

Self study

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Pranidhana

Surrender

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Asana

Postures

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Pranayama

Breath

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Pratyahara

Sense withdrawal

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Dharana

Intense and steady focus

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Dhyana

Absorption/ meditation

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Samadhi

Integration / oneness (super consciousness)

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What are some general elements of ahimsa (nonviolence)

Courage, balance (powerlessness), self love (projection, help v support, comparison), compassion

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What are some general elements of satya (truthfulness)

Real v nice, belonging v growth, cultivating trust

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What are some general traits of asteya (non stealing)?

We steal from others,the earth, ourselves, and the future, contentment with what we have

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What are some general traits of brahmacarya (nonexcess)

Celibacy, gratitude, stepping away from social pressures

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What are some general traits of aparigraha (non-possessiveness)

Freedoms from attachment, enjoying the moment wholly and being willing to let go

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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)

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What are the 5 kleshas?

Ignorance, egoism, attachment, hatred / aversion, fear of death/ clinging to bodily life. They go in order.

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Purusha

True self or seer

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Prakriti

Nature or seen

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Samyoga

Union, the perfect marriage of purusha and prakriti (seer and seen). Necessary to see and understand the ego before we let it go.

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What is the definition and 4 types of avidya?

Ignorance, the cause of samyoga (perfect union)

Dormant, feeble, intercepted, and active / sustained