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Meaning of "Niyama"

Word

Niyama

Sanskrit

नियम

IAST

niyama

In General

The yoga expounded by Pantanjali in the Yoga Sutras having eight limbs: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, dharana, dhyana, pratyahara, Samadhi is called Astangayoga.

Yama and Niyama are ethical principles to develop a positive personality.

The niyama consist of five limbs, namely shaucha (internal and external purification), santosha ( contentment), tapas ( austerity), svadhyaya (self-study) and Ishwara pranidhana ( surrender to divinity).

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