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Brahmacharya the fourth Yama

Brahmacharya – the secret to inner joy

The fourth Yama – Brahmacharya There are so many different translations of the fourth Yama, Brahmacharya. I’ve heard it described as ‘moderation’, ‘correct use of energy’ and, most commonly, ‘celibacy’!  Because of the restrictive sounding nature of this Yama, many modern yogis might choose to ignore this one! However, I don’t give up on things …

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Asteya – Stop stealing and start giving today!

The third of the Yamas (the yogi moral ethics) is Asteya (non-stealing).  There’s so much more to this Yama than meets the eye – and we’ll get to that in just a second! But, first, there’s something about this ‘Thou shalt not…’ business that has been bothering me…  I don’t know about you but if someone tells me NOT to do …

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How to become a Yogi in 3 easy-ish steps!

Go ahead and Google the word ‘yoga’ and you’ll be bombarded with images of lean limbs implausibly wrapped around toned bodies.  Headstands. Handstands. Pinkie finger stands!  This extreme form of exercise is, surely, reserved for bendy Wendys and monks from the East! Not so! In fact, you might be surprised to learn that the physical …

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