Yoga of Pantajali or classic yoga have 8 limbs - Yama, Niyama, Asana, pranayama, prathyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.
Yama and Niyama are the base of the yoga,without them u cant do asana. Without Yama, Niyama, Asana u cant practice pranayama…
Most of the people dont know about this. As i see here in western countries they do not know what is yoga in fact.
Is not a sport like other thinks, is a path to attain Divinity. So If u dont practice for God, than dont practice at all.Yoga is union with God.
Yama and Niyama are the ethics of yoga- do not lie, hate, anger, dont be proud, help anyoane u can without expecting something in return,
dont have fear, do not harm no one , including animals,share what u have with others, be happy, keep celibacy, vegetarian diet and pray or chant a mantra.
Asana are for meditation , but if u dont do first yama and niyama, u can spoil ur health in future.
U cant do pranayama without yama, niyama and asana. Pranayama requires celibacy, vegetarian diet. Pranayama is not a breathing exercise is the cleanse of nervous system
and if u have anger , or hate than will be bad for u. Prana is a cosmic energy within us , yama is exercise- prana is depleted when we love our partner, so if u dont have prana in u
why to do pranayama? if u are angry, or u hate pranayama will not be good for u.
YOGA is a living science. U must practice yoga all ur life, not sometime, or few months.
Sri Swami Sivananda used to say dettach, attach. Dettach from wordly life and attach to God. This is yoga,