Ashtanga: the Eight Fold Path

The word Ashtanga is usually translated as Eight Limbs (ashta = eight; anga = limbs), or the Eight Fold Path. These eight limbs are presented as part of a series of writings called the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.   No one really knows all that much about Pantajali, but the general consensus is that he is the scribe who first recorded these sutras, which form the underlying philosophy of yoga.

This series of posts is my attempt to explore the eight fold path from a very personal perspective.  Please note that I am not an expert.  Nothing I say is absolute, or to be taken as literal truth. It is simply my exploration of the eight fold path from a very internal and experiential perspective.  Your experience may be different ~ and probably should be, as we are each experiencing the world in the way that we need to for our own growth.

You can find the links to each of these related posts below. I will add to the list as I get new posts finished.  Please, feel free to comment on any of the posts.  I welcome discussion!

Eight Limbs, or Eight Fold Path
The Yamas and The Niyamas
The Yamas: Ahimsa
Ahimsa – part 2
The Yamas: Satya
The Yamas: Asteya
Asteya on the Mat

More posts coming soon!


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