Focus on everyday applications of yoga philosophy to support real, lasting, and positive change. This course explores the first two limbs of yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras—a living and robust path that all yogis must continuously walk. Known as the yamas and niyamas, they reveal a set of ethical guidelines for creating harmonious relationships with yourself and the world. When implemented with dedication, they are powerful tools of accountability that will propel your personal growth and empower you to live your yoga off the mat.
This course will help you infuse these principles into your life, one yama and niyama at a time. Through lecture, asana, meditative reflection, and daily sadhana (spiritual practice), you'll identify your personal limitations, discover how they are influencing you, then get clear directions for positive change. A profound, lifelong practice, this course can be returned to again and again, as the yamas and niyamas contain layers of meaning that will continue to reveal themselves with time.
This course is designed for both teachers and dedicated students of yoga. Teachers will learn how to weave aspects of the yamas and niyamas into their classes, however, the course will help anyone gain a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy that positively affects how they interface with the world.
Each chapter contains lectures, asana, and meditation, with quizzes throughout to affirm your learning. Reflective assignments will help you move from intention to action, taking real steps toward embodying the teachings in your daily life. There are also downloadable PDF's containing excerpts from selected Yoga Sutras along with a Sanskrit pronunciation guide.
Learn from master teachers in the comfort of your home.
Link together in-depth philosophical concepts into historical context.
Bring the teachings onto your mat through asana and meditation practices.
Watch and learn with dynamic visual demonstrations.