Yama and Niyama are the basic foundation of the eight limbs of astanga yoga. Practicing Yama and Niyama is a spiritual process journey for yogi.
By practicing Yama and Niyama, we can create a solid foundation of personal inner mindset. The idea of yoga is not just improving our focus concentration and inner-strength energy, yoga will guide us to move closer toward wholeness, unity and start to realize that we are not just doing yoga but to live and breath with inner peace and abounding love.
Tapas (ascerticism) and Svadhyaya (self-study) are two of the Niyama which are applied to my yogi process. In the beginning of the course, I am quite struggling to overcome my fear while doing the headstand posture. Practice makes perfect as I did my daily practices every day, I started build up more strength bit by bit and slowly I have overcome my initial difficulty. The dedication toward yoga which will create inner-fire can be used as a source of spiritual energy. During the yogi path, a little pain will bestow limitless gain.