Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga, meaning the eight-limbed yoga (the eight steps in yoga), was propounded by Sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras.

The eight limbs of Yoga are, Yama (self-restraint), Niyama (religious observances), Asana (posture), Pranayama (regulation of breath), Pratyahara (abstraction of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (super conscious state).

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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