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Yama: Ashtanga Yoga

Yama is the first step of the ladder of Ashtanga Yoga. Ahimsa, Sathya, Astheya, Brahmacharya and Aparigraha are the five yamas.

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  1. Section 1 Introduction

    1. Yama is the first step of the ladder of Ashtanga Yoga.

    2. Ahimsa, Sathya, Astheya, Brahmacharya and Aparigraha are the five yamas.

  2. Section 2 The Five Yamas

    1. Ahimsa is a practice to avoid injury to all living creatures.

    2. Sathya is a practice refraining from lying and betraying promises.

    3. Astheya means non-stealing; a restraint from taking away the belongings of others.

    4. Brahmacharya is an act of chaste behaviour leading to restoration of the powers.

    5. One should practice aparigraha, the spontaneous non-acceptance of gifts from others, even at times of calamity.