The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The sacred text of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali outlined the eight limbed path which is the basis of yoga. Each limb can be practiced one at a time or in combination with each other. The ultimate goal is to cultivate a steady mind which leads to a place of peace, well-being, harmony and then ultimately Samadhi.

This section of the website is a reflection of our own studies. This is an ongoing project but for now it is a just a simple outline. As we grow in our understanding, so this section will grow. The following eight limbs are in the ancient sacred language, Sanskrit.
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  1. Yama – The five restraints or ethical disciplines
  2. Niyama – The five devotional observances
  3. Asana – The postures
  4. Pranayama – Breathing and the control of body’s energy
  5. Pratyahara – Sense withdrawal
  6. Dharana – Concentration
  7. Dhyana – Meditation
  8. Samadhi – Union with the Divine

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Jul
16
Tue
5:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday except Holidays. This class is designed to focus on breath work and gentle movement. Learn relaxing postures and modified moves at a slow pace. This class is great
Jul
17
Wed
4:45 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Jul 17 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday except holidays. Pregnancy and motherhood is a sacred time for the expectant mother to focus on the overall health and nurturing of her body and the life of
Jul
23
Tue
5:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday except Holidays. This class is designed to focus on breath work and gentle movement. Learn relaxing postures and modified moves at a slow pace. This class is great
Jul
24
Wed
4:45 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Jul 24 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday except holidays. Pregnancy and motherhood is a sacred time for the expectant mother to focus on the overall health and nurturing of her body and the life of
Jul
27
Sat
1:30 pm All Levels Community Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
All Levels Community Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Jul 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
All-Level class is designed to make the sacred practice of yoga available to everybody by having an affordable price. I teach this class the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every

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