Yamas Niyamas

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list and brief description of yoga yamas and niyamas
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  1. 1- Ahimsa
    Loving Kindness to Others, not blocking or obstructing the flow of Nature, Compassion, mercy, gentleness.
  2. 2-Satya
    Being genuine and authentic to our inner nature, having integrity, honesty, not lying, not concealing the truth.
  3. 3-Asteya
    Not taking what is not yours-money, goods, credit. Not robbing people of their own experiences and freedoms. Non-desire for other people's possessions, qualities, or status.
  4. 4 Brahmacharya
    Restraining from sexual misconduct, not lusting, relating to another with unconditional love and integrity without selfishness or manipulation.
  5. 5-Aparigraha
    Non grasping, non-possessiveness, not accumulating things beyond what is necessary.
  6. Shauca
    Cleanliness, orderliness, precision, clarity, balance. Internal and External Purification.
  7. Santosa
    Equanimity, peace, tranquility, acceptance.
  8. Tapas
    Burning desire for reunion with God expressed through self discipline, purification, willpower, austerity and patience.
  9. Svadhyaya
    self inquiry, mindfulness, self-study, study of the scriptures, chanting. Search for the Unknown divinity in the physical world.
  10. Ishvara Pranidhana
    Surrender to God, open-heartedness, love, willingness to serve something bigger.
  11. Compassion
    Ahimsa
  12. Truthfulness
    Satya
  13. Non-stealing
    Asteya
  14. not lusting
    Brahmacharya
  15. Non-possessiveness
    Aparigraha
  16. Cleanliness
    Shauca
  17. Acceptance
    Santosa
  18. Self-discipline
    Tapas
  19. Self-study
    Svadhyaya
  20. Surrender to something bigger
    Ishvara Pranidhana

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