The Eight-fold Path

Codes of conduct or moral disciplines

Codes to self

Withdrawal of the senses

Concentration

meditation

Expansion of life force

Posture

Enlightenment

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The yamas and Niyama’s are yogic codes to live by. Things we must work to achieve and things we must work to remove from our lives.

Yamas

 Ahimsa – non harming   

 Satya – honesty      

 Asteya – non stealing

Bramacharaya – wise use of sexual energy   

Aparigraha – non possessiveness    

Niyama’s 

 Saucha – purity

Santosha – contentment          

Tapas – self discipline

Svadhyaya – self study          

Ishvara pranidhana – surrender to a higher source

The Eight-fold Path