A Brief Guide to the Five Niyamas A Brief Guide to the Five Niyamas

09 Dec , 2018

Hello, Niyama community. Here's a bite-sized introduction to the five Niyamas of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Each of our yoga balms represents the five Niyama practices, created using essential oils that will enhance your practice of whichever virtue (Niyama) you're currently working on.

Saucha

Meaning: the practice of positive thinking, purifying the mind, body, and soul

Associations: Purity, clarity, peace

Mantra: I welcome positivity into my mind

Essential oils: lavender, cedarwood, neroli

Santosha

Meaning: the practice of not lusting after what other people have, the acceptance that what you have and what you are is enough

Associations: contentment, happiness, satisfaction.

Mantra: I am enough

Essential oils: ylang ylang, bergamot, grapefruit

Tapas

Meaning: the practice of showing up to yourself, the art of motivation and discipline

Associations: Discipline, motivation, integrity

Mantra: I am powerful and strong

Essential oils: ginger, eucalyptus, peppermint

Svadhyaya

Meaning: the practice of learning about yourself, understanding who you are and what you can offer to the world

Associations: Knowledge, self-study, introspect

Mantra: I listen to my thoughts and understand my emotions

Essential oils: vetiver, rosewood, patchouli

Ishvara Pranidhana

Meaning: the practice of surrendering, learning to accept those things that are outside your control

Associations: surrender, acceptance, relinquish

Mantra: I surrender to what is

Essential oils: frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine

Our yoga balms are designed to be used on or off the mat, as we believe that the five Niyamas can be practiced anywhere and at any time. You might be at the beginning of your yoga journey, an experienced yogi or maybe even somebody who's never been near a yoga mat! No matter where you are on your journey of wellbeing, a little dab of our relaxing balms is the perfect accompaniment to aid you.

See you next time, Namaste x

 

Hello, Niyama community. Here's a bite-sized introduction to the five Niyamas of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Each of our yoga balms represents the five Niyama practices, created using essential oils that will enhance your practice of whichever virtue (Niyama) you're currently working on.

Saucha

Meaning: the practice of positive thinking, purifying the mind, body, and soul

Associations: Purity, clarity, peace

Mantra: I welcome positivity into my mind

Essential oils: lavender, cedarwood, neroli

Santosha

Meaning: the practice of not lusting after what other people have, the acceptance that what you have and what you are is enough

Associations: contentment, happiness, satisfaction.

Mantra: I am enough

Essential oils: ylang ylang, bergamot, grapefruit

Tapas

Meaning: the practice of showing up to yourself, the art of motivation and discipline

Associations: Discipline, motivation, integrity

Mantra: I am powerful and strong

Essential oils: ginger, eucalyptus, peppermint

Svadhyaya

Meaning: the practice of learning about yourself, understanding who you are and what you can offer to the world

Associations: Knowledge, self-study, introspect

Mantra: I listen to my thoughts and understand my emotions

Essential oils: vetiver, rosewood, patchouli

Ishvara Pranidhana

Meaning: the practice of surrendering, learning to accept those things that are outside your control

Associations: surrender, acceptance, relinquish

Mantra: I surrender to what is

Essential oils: frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine

Our yoga balms are designed to be used on or off the mat, as we believe that the five Niyamas can be practiced anywhere and at any time. You might be at the beginning of your yoga journey, an experienced yogi or maybe even somebody who's never been near a yoga mat! No matter where you are on your journey of wellbeing, a little dab of our relaxing balms is the perfect accompaniment to aid you.

See you next time, Namaste x

 

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