What are the 8 limbs of yoga?
There are 8 different “limbs” to yoga. 8 different practices which all together, makes yoga what it is. It's definitely not only about the fancy poses you may see on social media (even though they can be very pretty to look at!) These 8 limbs uniting together, guide you towards a meaningful and purposeful life. Like the lotus flower, all of the petals/practices are in contact with eachother; they are not separate. Practicing all 8 limbs of Yoga is like putting together puzzle pieces, one piece complements the other.
The 8 limbs of Yoga are: *Yama - Ethical discipline, social code of conduct
*Niyama - Self observation, personal code of conduct
*Asana - Posture
*Pranayama - Breath control
*Pratyahara - withdrawing from the senses
*Dharana - Concentration, focus of attention
*Dhyana - meditation
*Samadhi - joy, peace, superconsciousness