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Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are set out in Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra (YS) as the proper order of practicing Yoga.
 
 

yogāṅgānuṣṭhānād-aśuddhi-kṣaye jñāna-dīptir-āviveka-khyāteḥ
 

The practice of the limbs of yoga leads to the remission of impurities and the radiance of penetrating knowledge, bringing the aspirant towards discrimination from knowledge. (YS II.28)

  1. yama

  2. niyama

  3. āsana

  4. prāṇāyāma

  5. pratyāhāra

  6. dhāraṇā 

  7. dhyāna

  8. samādhi

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