Yama: The Code of Conduct
In the earlier video we understood who a yogi is – the one who practises Yama and Niyama. Sage Patanjali has laid down the sequential limbs for us to follow, but what exactly are the Yama and Niyama? Broadly Yama are a set of principles to be obeyed on account of one’s behaviour and conduct with others while Niyama include the code of conduct for self. Without Yama and Niyama, asana cannot be mastered. A yoga practitioner should strive to be truthful, violence-free, and in union with Brahman. In this video drawn from the talk given on International Yoga Day (Delhi, 2015), revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa focuses on the five moral codes of conduct of Yama: Satya, Ahimsa, Asteya, Aparigraha and Brahmacharya.