yogi’s guide to public health: review of the yamas

yogi’s guide to public health: review of the yamas

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as a guide for living during COVID-19. Graphic above is a quick recap of our first five blogs, covering each of the five Yamas, or practices of restraint. The Yamas are outward focused practices, instructions for how to treat others. Stay tuned for our next five blogs, exploring the Niyamas, or behaviors to adopt in relationship to ourselves.

Links below to catch up on the full series. It’s a nice list of don’ts, translated for this new moment.

Ahimsa – Or as the Dalai Lama says: If you can’t help someone, at least don’t hurt them.

Satya – The truth will set you free.

Asteya – Run like you stole it? No. Don’t steal it.

Brahmacharya – Wait til marriage? (no comment)

Aparigraha – Paging Marie Kondo…

Take care, everyone. Stay healthy, stay home.