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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The first four stages of Patanjali’s ashtanga (8 limbs) yoga concentrate on refining our personalities, gaining mastery over the body, and developing an energetic awareness of ourselves. The fifth to eight limbs deal with the senses, the mind, and attaining a higher state of consciousness.  Yama: Relates to one’s ethical standards and sense of integrity. […]

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