Yoga Sutras You Need To Know About!

The Yoga Sutras are composed of 195 aphorisms (sutras) and outlines Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga.



The Yoga Sutras are composed of 195 aphorisms (sutras) and outlines Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, which are:

  1. Yama – Abstaining from violence, lying, stealing, sexual indecency and possessiveness

  2. Niyama – Personal observance of purity, contentment, austerity, study and surrender to God

  3. Asana – Keeping to a seated position and performing physical exercises

  4. Pranayama – Suspending breath and controlling the life force

  5. Pratyahara – Withdrawal of senses

  6. Dharana – Strong concentration

  7. Dhyana – Meditation

  8. Samadhi – Liberation


Patanjali’s Eight Limbs will form the basis of what is now known as Ashtanga Yoga and Raja Yoga


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