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The Yamas and Niyamas form the first two “limbs” of the eight limbs of Raja Yoga.  They are the restraints and observances that are evident in our behavior and reflect our attitudes about ourselves.  They are a fundamental part of “yogic lifestyle.” The yamas are the “restraints”.  It is important


Yoga Sutra 2.35 says”ahimsā pratishthāyām tat vaira-tyāgah”. ahimsa = non-violence, non-harming, non-injury pratishthāyām = having firmly established, being well grounded in tat = that, of his or her vaira-tyāgah = give up hostilities (vaira = hostility, enmity, aggression; tyāga = abandon, give up When translated into English, it means –