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8 Limbs of Yoga

In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one’s health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature.

How Living The Yamas and Niyamas Brought Me Happiness and Love

When she embraced yoga's ethical limbs, Susanna Barkataki's life changed in surprising ways—and for the better.