niyama

(redirected from Niyamas)

niyama (nē·yäˑ·m),

n in Sanskrit, rules or laws, of personal conduct directed toward spiritual unfold-ment, one of the eight limbs or paths of Patanjali yoga aimed at self-realization and self-knowledge. See also yama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
References in periodicals archive ?
The yamas (restraint--the first discipline of yoga), namely, satya (truth), ahimsa (nonviolence), asteya (not stealing), brahmacharya (chastity), aparigraha (nonpossessiveness); the niyamas (cultivation of good habits--the second discipline of Yoga), namely, ishvarapranidhana (surrender to god), svadhyaya (self-study/study of self), santosha and anasuya (contentment and absence of jealousy), tapas (austerities), and saucha (purity of mind and body), among others; and the various samskaras he is enjoined to perform are meant to cultivate and perfect his atmaguna.
The sixth chapter describes the niyamas or the observances advocated by yoga.
Zen Connection (TM) was founded on the guiding principles of the yamas and niyamas found in Pataniali's Yoga Sutra.
Caroline Rhys Davids introduced the doctrine of the five niyamas to the English-speaking world in her 1912 book Buddhism: a Study of the Buddhist Norm.
It is at this point that she introduces the five niyamas as a synthesis of the Buddha's teaching concerning different aspects of cosmic order and natural law:
The festival was an amazing opportunity to nurture the important values of yoga, the yamas (how to treat others) and the niyamas (how to treat yourself).
The Niyamas or observances are: Be clean in mind and body, be content, be disciplined, be studious and surrender to God's grace.
The limbs (to explain briefly) are: yamas and niyamas (the inward and outward observances Of a yogi), asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, dharana and samadhi.
and criticizes them on the ground that they can either be niyamas or not be niyamas: karyakaranabhavadisambandhanam dvayi gatih niyamaniyamabhyam.
Of course sticking to the principles of the yamas and niyamas during a murder investigation isn't easy.
A yogic lifestyle encourages awareness and consciousness, compassion, self-knowledge, and the practice of the principles of right conduct and lifestyle of the yamas and niyamas.
He deals with the various opinions regarding the elements of the proof such as sadhyadharmin, sadhyadharma, hetu or drstanta, as well as those regarding the meaning of its words, such as saha or niyama.