Exploring the Yamas
1 Season . 5 Episodes

The Yamas represent guidelines around social conduct and are the first of the eight limb path of Patanjali. Lauren Lewis will guide you through five 20-minute practices that are applicable on the mat and out in the world.

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Welcome to Exploring the Yamas yoga series. The Yamas represent guidelines around social conduct and are the first of the eight limb path of Patanjali.

The five Yamas include Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-stealing), Aparigraha (non-grasping), and Brahmacharya (maintenance of vitality). They help bring mindfulness to how you interact with others and society. Lauren Lewis will guide you through five 20-minute vinyasa practices that are applicable both on the mat and out in the world. These practices are impactful both individually and sequentially in the series.

Host: Lauren Lewis
Episode 1
19 mins
Ahimsa, or non-violence, is a practice of compassion and kindness. The sweet, slow flow serves as a reminder that your words, actions, and deeds contribute to peace or turbulence within yourself and the external world.
Episode 2
20 mins
Satya, or truthfulness, is a practice of authenticity along with compassion. Move through a practice full of front-body stretches including the heart and throat areas.
Episode 3
20 mins
Asteya, or non-stealing, is the practice of remembering that we have - and are - enough. This sweet practice of flowing standing poses offers an inquiry into how we take and give energy, time, and resources.
Episode 4
20 mins
Aparigraha, or non-grasping, is the practice of creating space. Soften the grip on old identities, relationships, objects, etc. that tether to old ways, creating space for growth. This fluid, even practice moves through a balance of standing and twisting poses.
Episode 5
19 mins
Brahmacharya, or the maintenance of vitality, is the practice of learning to savor rather than over-consume. Listen to subtle sensation, engage with the present, and invite satisfaction with what you have in your practice and life off the mat. This sweet flowing practice includes standing poses, balancing, and mini meditation.