Niyama – The five devotional observances

The second limb of yoga is Niyama. These five qualities and disciplines are given as guideposts on the spiritual path.

Sauca is purity

Sauca means purity and cleanliness of mind, body and actions.

Santosa is contentment

Santosa is to be content with what you have in life.

Tapas is self-discipline

Tapas means, “to burn”, “to eliminate” or “to be consumed by heat”. Tapas is to practice with discipline and drive.

Svadhyaya is self study

Svadhyaya is the practice of self-inquiry. This could include sacred readings.

Isvara Pranidhana is devotion

Isvara Pranidhana means; to lay all your actions at the feet of God.

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Tue
6:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan
23
Wed
5:45 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Prenatal Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 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
7:15 pm All Levels Community Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
All Levels Community Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
An all-level class designed to make the sacred practice of yoga available to everybody by having a very reasonable price. I am subbing this class for Nicole Haas.
Jan
25
Fri
10:00 am Yoga for Relaxation and Restoration @ Banner University Medical Center
Yoga for Relaxation and Restoration @ Banner University Medical Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A nurturing class to restore the nervous system. Come experience deep peace through connection with the breath, gentle movement and relaxation techniques. This class is for cancer patients in treatment
Jan
26
Sat
2:30 pm All Levels Community Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
All Levels Community Yoga @ Desert Song Healing Arts Center
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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

Karen and Julia

models for sing and play yoga
This is Karen and her daughter Julia they were our models for the Sing and Play Yoga cards and what a blessing they are. Read More