1 Yama (yum-uh) Light of My True Nature
I live in a manner that illuminates the light of my true nature.
Ahimsa (uh-him-sah) Peaceful Action
I treat myself and others with peace, love, compassion, and gentleness.
Satya (sut-yuh) Authentic Self
I reside in my true, authentic self where I am whole, genuine, and steadfast.
Asteya (uh-stay-uh) Generosity
I am generous in life, love, and joy, giving where I can and taking only that which is mine.
Brahmacarya (brawh-muh-char-ee-uh) Temperance
I find the graceful balance of moderation in all my actions.
Aparigraha (uh-par-eeg-ruh-huh) Satisfaction
I know that everything I need is right here, right now.
2 Niyama (nee-yum-uh) Self-Actualization
I live in a manner that fosters evolution toward my true nature.
Sauca (shao-chuh) Purity
I keep my mind and body free from impurities and toxins.
Samtosa (sum-tow-shuh) Contentment
I live fully in the present, content and accepting of all that comes to me.
Tapas (tuh-pus) Motivation
I cultivate a burning motivation to develop into my true self and to view difficulties as teachers.
Svadhyaya (svahd-hyaw-yuh) Study
I understand the world, my life, and my inner self through study, contemplation, and reflection.
Isvarapranidhana (eesh-var-up-praw-need-dhaw-nuh) Devotion
I am devoted to the wise, divine power that feeds and nurtures me.
3 Asana (ah-sun-uh) Posture
I let go of restlessness and find the steady peace of my connection to the world.
4 Pranayama (praw-naw-yaw-muh) Breath of Life
I breathe in Life and reveal the light of my true nature.
5 Pratyahara (prut-yaw-har-uh) Withdrawal of the Senses
I withdraw from my senses to focus deep within.
6 Dharana (dhar-duh-nah) Concentration
I sharpen my concentration to bring clarity and mastery to my mind.
7 Dhyana (dhee-yaw-nuh) Meditation
I expand the clarity of my mind until I am encompassed with profound tranquility.
8 Samadhi (suh-mawd-hee) Union
I realize that I am connected to all beings; that together we are all divine love.