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

Upcoming Events

Mar
26
Tue
6:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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
Mar
27
Wed
5:45 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Mar 27 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 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
Apr
2
Tue
5:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr
3
Wed
4:45 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr
5
Fri
9:00 am Peri’s Sing and Play Yoga – for ... @ The Teapot
Peri’s Sing and Play Yoga – for ... @ The Teapot
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Come join us for a FREE parent and me yoga class. For moms and babies – newborns to actively crawling. (older children welcome) Things that you will need: A yoga

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