Yama – The five restraints or ethical disciplines

The first limb of yoga is the Yamas, which are the guideposts for how to behave in society. The Yamas describe how to treat others and how to treat yourself.

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Ahimsa is non-violence

The word Ahimsa, literally means to not injure, or show cruelty to any creature or person.

This Yama is the first for a reason. For all the other Yamas and Niyamas need to be carried out with Ahimsa in mind.

Satya is truthfulness

Satya means to speak the truth, but is not limited to the spoken word only. It implies truth in all action.

Asteya is non-stealing

Asteya means to to take nothing that is not rightfully yours to take.

Aparigraha is non-covetousness

Aparigraha means to take only what is necessary. This includes not taking advantage of any situation.

Brahmacharya is abstinence

Brahmacharya means abstinence, most particularly in regards to sexual relationships. This is not meant to be a forced repression of the sex drive. It is meant to transform the sex energy into fuel for the journey to higher consciousness.

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Jan
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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
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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
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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

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