Yama is the first limb of the eightfold path of yoga. It is made up of five practices that form the ethical foundation for living one’s life.
The yamas are practices of purification. They work specifically on the mind, the seat of all our thoughts. They are in harmony with eternal and natural laws. They are guidelines for living in our greatest potential.
“People ask me what my religion is. I tell them,
My religion is kindness.”
“Sincerity and integrity to all expressions.
Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true,
does it improve on the silence?”
“The world has enough for everyone’s need,
but not enough for everyone’s greed.”
Transforming a vital force to a spiritual level
“We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.”