|Niyama is the second limb
in Ashtanga Yoga. It means
observances, and self-restraint.
There are five inner practices we can follow to maintain moral
contentment. Be happy in the present
moment. Know that everything you
have, and everything you are is enough.
Be satisfied and content.
-Tapas is a zest for
life. Learn and grow every day,
build strength and wisdom. Develop
spiritual practices and be disciplined.
-Saucha is a purity of body
and mind. Take care of yourself,
body, mind and spirit, and also take care of your environment.
contemplation and introspection.
Get to know yourself so that you may then know others.
-Ishvara Pranidhana is devotion. Let go of the ego and embrace a higher
source. Approach life with a sense