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Woman in India practicing yoga

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The eight limbs of yoga are traditionally
presented as a hierarchical progression, but this linear progression toward an idealized goal tends only to reinforce the dualistic idea that yoga is something to "get."

What are Yoga Asanas and Why Practice Them?

Given the central importance of the yamas and niyamas, one might wonder why it would be necessary to practice the other limbs of yoga. Would it not be enough to be compassionate, truthful, and content? Why would it be important to take the time to...

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