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.

 

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5:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Gentle Yoga @ Cancer Support Community - Phoenix
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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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
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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
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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
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27
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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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