English Satya Yoga


In Sanskrit "Ashta+anga" is Ashtanga. "Ashta" means Eight and "Anga" is limbs so it means Eight Limb path, ashtanga yoga is based on Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali. The asanas, Pranayamas or the dharana which we have studied earlier or the yam and niyam are based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Hence, we will acquaint ourselves with the fundamentals as stated by Patanjali first.


1. Yama           -    Principles or moral code.                                                                                     
2. Niyama       -    Personal Disciplines.                                                                                   
3. Asana          -    Yoga Positions or Yogic Postures.                                                           
4. Pranayama -    Extension and control of breath.                                                                                     
5. Pratyahara  -     Withdrawal of Senses.                                                                              
6. Dharna        -     Concentration on Object.                                                                             
7. Dhayana      -     Meditation.                                                                                               
8. Samadhi      -     Salvation.


Satya ( A principle of Truthfulness )

Satya should also be considered in depth. It does not only cover speaking the truth. Proper understanding of the talk and the mind is the truth. Here, proper means exactly what is seen, understood or heard, the same thing should be followed by our tendency to talk and also by the mind. When we try to explain something to others, the conversation if it generates doubts or if it is not understood correctly by others, or if it is of no use to others, then that is not truth, even if it is true.Silence is greater than the speech, true speech is greater than the silence, speech as per one's dharma is greater than it and the true speech according to dharma and which is pleasurable and useful to others is the greatest


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