Embracing a yogic lifestyle involves not only practicing yoga asanas but also integrating yogic principles into daily living. Yama and Niyama are two fundamental ethical principles of yoga that serve as guidelines for moral behavior and personal conduct.
Yama consists of five principles that focus on our relationship with others and the world around us. These principles include Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya, Brahmacharya , and Aparigraha
Niyama consists of five principles that focus on our relationship with ourselves and our personal development. These principles include Saucha , Santosha , Tapas , Svadhyaya , and Ishvara Pranidhana).
Kaivalyadhama is a renowned yoga institute in India that has been promoting the traditional teachings of yoga since 1924. It offers courses and programs on various aspects of yoga, including asanas, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy, as well as the application of yogic principles in daily living.
Applying Yama and Niyama in daily living means being mindful of our thoughts, words, and actions and making choices that align with these principles.