Yoga 8! A New Season
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This new season is all about the 8 limbs of Yoga. Sherry & Theresa, both longtime practitioners & teachers, take listeners on a journey beyond asana (physical poses), but not excluding it.
There will be episodes that are designed around specific limbs and others that will reveal how yoga shows up in our lives off the mat in very real and daily ways.
This first episode begins with statistics gathered from the Yoga Industry globally and in the United States and moves into a general overview of the 8 limbs.
Of course, the conversation take its organic twists & turns, as the anecdotes fly!
The 8 Limbs:
1. Yamas (Restraints)
Ahimsa – Non Violence
Satya – Truthfulness
Asteya – Non Stealing
Bramacharya – Wise use of energy, self-control (including sexual energy)
Aparigraha – Non Hoarding, non possessiveness
2. Niyamas (Observances)
Saucha – Purity, clearness of mind, speech & body
Santosha – Contentment, acceptance of things as they are
Tapas – Perserverance, discipline, patience
Svadhyaya – Self-study
Ishvarapranidhana – Devotion, dedication to the ideal of pure awareness
3. Asana – physical poses of yoga
4. Pranayama – breath control, breath practices
5. Pratyahara – withdrawal of the senses
6. Dharana – single point of concentration
7. Dhyana – meditation
8. Samadhi – State of ecstasy or bliss
Sources & Links from Episode:
26 Yoga Industry Statistics .
Anecdotal Anatomy's Amazing Team:
Judith George - Editor (video & audio)
Keith Kenny - Music
Cindy Fatsis - Photography