Patanjali's

8 LIMBS of YOGA

 

#1

YAMAS (social restraints)

 
  *Ahimsa: non-violence  
  *Satya: truthfulness  
  *Asteya: non-stealing  
  *Brahmacharya: chaste conduct  
  *Aparigraha: non-attachment  
     
#2 NIYAMAS (internal observances)
  *Saucha: purity, cleanliness  
  *Santosha: contentment  
  *Tapas: discipline  
  *Svadhyaya: self study  
  *Ishvara-Pranidhana: surrender to God  
     
#3 ASANAS (yoga postures)  
     
#4 PRANAYAMA (breath control)  
     
#5 PRATYAHARA (sense withdrawal)  
     
#6 DHARANA (concentration)  
     
#7 DHYANA (meditation)  
     
#8 SAMADHI (transcendence)