8 Limbs of Yoga - Yamas

Yoga Philosophy is something that is overlooked quite frequently in a typical yoga class. All components of the 8 Limbs shows more than just the Poses/Postures. That is one component we will discuss later on.

Introducing you now to the Yamas or the 5 Social Ethics:

  1. Ahimsa is the act of Kindness.

  2. Satya is Truthfulness.

  3. Asteya is Non-stealing.

  4. Brahmacharya is Moderation.

  5. Aparigraha is Generosity.

Ponder in your life how you practice each of the above. I have a friend who is in sales and mentioned to me that he was going to try to stop the “little white lie” for a while. I thought that was an interesting way to begin the aspect of social ethics. Ellen DeGeneres discusses “be kind to one another” at the end of each of her shows. Check in with the space of awareness for yourself.

Future posts we will be covering more of the Limbs of Yoga:

  1. Niyamas

  2. Asana

  3. Pranayama

  4. Prathyahara

  5. Dharana

  6. Dhyana

  7. Samadhi

Amy Stephens is the owner of AZ Healing Center & Yoga Studio. As a yoga instructor for over 21 years and a Healing Touch Practitioner her awareness begins to take her clients into a space to understand a few unanswered questions from their past. Private and Group yoga classes available, or get your energy in balance with a Healing Touch Session. Check out her yoga schedule and workshops coming up at her facility.

Crown Chakra (#7)

[Scottsdale Healing Touch shares...]

Are you feeling light headed and floating through your day? Do you run the "what ifs" throughout your day (what if I fall, what if I get hit by a car, what if I die). Anxiety is a feature of fear and without feeling divinely connected the anxiety levels skyrocket and push you upward so far that headaches are frequent and some experience dizziness or vertigo.

The positive connection to the highest chakra is the connection to the Divine. God, Jesus, Archangels, Buddha, whatever terminology feels comfortable to you. For some Nature is their Divine connection (like famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright - did you know Amy is a former tour guide at Taliesin West).

We are all Divinely driven at different points in life, some more than others. Let's find the balance for you that makes you comfortable. Pick a statement below and repeat it throughout your day.

Crown chakra affirmations
I feel connected with other beings, with heaven and earth, the whole of Universe
I know and I understand
I am one with the Divine
I am grounded on earth and connected with heavens
I understand deeper truth and connection
I experience, peace, love, and joy
I honor the divine in me and in others
I am at peace
I am

Register for the 7 Chakra Balancing workshop with Amy Stephens on Saturday, March 23 from 9am-Noon . Details at www.azhealingcenter.com/workshops