8 LIMBS OF YOGA

A compilation of essays around the ancient yogic philosophy contained within the Yoga Sutras

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The 8 Limbs of Yoga is an ancient philosophy derived from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I am currently writing a book, Yoga Prayers, to …

  • Deepen my own understanding of the 8 Limbs, and to
  • Provide a historical and philosophical text for my (mostly beginner) yoga students at Ohio University each semester.

The following is a compilation of essays written on the 8 Limbs which will continue to be expanded upon until complete. These essays will be edited for the book release.


8 LIMBS OF YOGA ESSAYS

OVERVIEW

1. YAMAS

2. NIYAMAS

3. ASANA (yoga postures)

4. PRANAYAMA (breath control or retention)

5. PRATYAHARA (withdrawal of the senses)

  • Pratyahara: Withdraw the Senses to Reach Deeper States of Consciousness (coming soon)

6. DHARANA (concentration) 7. DHYANA (meditation) 8. SAMADHI (bliss or oneness with object of meditation)


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ABOUT & OFFERINGS

Hi! I’m Heather, a writer and yoga educator from SE Ohio. I am working on my first book, Yoga Prayers. Download the first 25 pages, A Prelude to Yoga Prayers, for a brief introduction into yoga history and philosophy — and let me know what you think!