The Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga, from Patanjali

Yoga is a systematic approach to wellness and health.


Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.

Yoga Sutra 1.14
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The eight-limbed path of yoga is

  • an examination of the self in relation to the world and
  • a holistic approach to a balanced life free from suffering.

The eight limbs of yoga are taught in succession, but it’s not always necessary to follow the path step-by-step. In this lesson, you’ll examine each of the limbs as a way to live a well-intentioned and fulfilling life.

    Assignment

    Create a 15-minute asana sequence that includes pranayama instruction.
     
    Choose any of the four pranayama techniques from this section (kapalabhati, three-part breath, nadi shodhana or ujjayi breath). 

    In your asana sequence, include:
    1) an arm balance
    2) a meditation

    upload to Google Classroom here

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