THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA

In the west, yoga is often portrayed as a purely physical practice. I feel like this misconception is slowly shifting, but the physical postures are still the central focus in most yoga studios. 

What’s interesting is that when Patanjali outlined the yogic path in the yoga sutras, he described the practice as having eight limbs and asana (the physical postures) were only one of those limbs. 

In the last video we talked about nirodha, which is the effort to restrain or gain control over our mental fluctuations, and we do this by practicing these eight limbs of yoga.