Satya: Truthfulness on the Mat

Charlotte Bell
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When most people think of yoga, they think of physical poses. While they may understand that there’s more to it than just poses, do most people really know what that means? Asana, the physical practice is the third of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. What comes before?

The first limb is called Yama. Yamas are moral and ethical precepts. They’re guidelines for living in harmony with our world—our work, lifestyle, and relationships. The first of these is ahimsa (non-harming).

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