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Niyamas: Ashtanga Yoga

Niyama is the second step in ashtanga yoga. The five niyamas are Saucha, Santhosha, Tapas, Swadhyaya and Ishwara pranidhana.

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  1. Section 1 Introduction

    1. Niyama is the second step in ashtanga yoga.The five niyamas are Saucha, Santhosha, Tapas, Swadhyaya and Ishwara pranidhana.

  2. Section 2 The Five Niyamas

    1. Saucha brings the discipline of the body and controls the contact with other bodies.

    2. Santhosha means contentment. It is a state of satisfaction.

    3. Tapas is a practice to remove the impurities of body and mind.

    4. Swadhyaya includes spiritual discourse, reading, and thinking.

    5. Ishwara pranidhana means devotion to God; the Absolute.