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The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

by Deborah Adele

The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga's ten ethical guidelines and are foundational to all yogic thought. They comprise the first two limbs of Yoga's eight-fold path and provide the toolkit you need for skillful living.

The Yamas and Niyamas are like a detailed map, telling you where you are and how to look for the next landmark. The Yamas and Niyamas free you to take ownership of your life and direct it towards the fulfillment you seek. Gaining the the skills to choose attitude, thought and action may be the grandest adventure you can choose.

In this book each Yama and Niyama has been given its own chapter in which the philosophy of the guideline is woven with practical examples and stories. At the end of the chapter Deborah provides questions that challenge the reader to find deeper insight.

This book is written to serve either as the student's textbook for a teacher-lead, in-depth study, or for the individual on a personal journey. This book is also perfect for book clubs and yoga teachers in training.


The Yamas include:

Ahimsa ~ Nonviolence
Satya ~ Truthfulness
Asteya ~ Nonstealing
Brahmacharya ~ Nonexcess
Aparigraha ~ Nonpossessiveness

The Niyamas include:

Saucha ~ Purity
Santosha ~ Contentment
Tapas ~ Self-discipline
Svadhyaya ~ Self-study
Ishvara Pranidhana ~ Surrender

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About the Author

Deborah's bio image. Deborah Adele holds master's degrees in both Liberal Studies and Theology & Religious Studies. She carries yoga certifications in Kundalini yoga, Hatha yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Meditation. She is also trained in Gestalt Theory and Somatics Education. From 1999-2012, Deborah brought her combined knowledge of business and her in-depth knowledge of yoga philosophy to build Yoga North, a Center that continues to flourish.

In 2009 she published The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, which has become an international best-seller and a modern classic.

Teaching and reflection on the Yamas & Niyamas, led her to a deeper study of yoga philosophy when she realized that the Yamas & Niyamas are the answer and she wondered, "What's the question?" and, "What's the problem?" She came to understand that the Kleshas are the problem; leading to the writing of this book, The Kleshas: Exploring the Elusiveness of Happiness.

Deborah’s books are go-to books for any serious yogi and for anyone seeking deeper understanding of self. Her writing and teaching leave participants with a dynamic combination of hope, inspiration, and practical knowledge.

Deborah is drawn deeply to the depth of Yoga philosophy and feels her life has been dramatically enlivened from these concepts. It is her greatest joy to share these teachings with others. To continue your studies with Deborah through lectures, workshops, or teacher training, or for further information on other products and events, visit her website: DeborahAdele.com.


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Connect with Deborah

Watch Deborah on YouTube:
The Yamas & Niyamas Playlist: explanation of each Yama & Niyama
The Kleshas Playlist: explanation of each Klesha, plus the Mind, Practice & Nonattachment, and Finding Freedom.

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Learn with Deborah Adele and Yoga International via: on line e-course / workshop.

Read all of Deborah's articles on Yoga International: Deborah's writing.

For further study, enjoy more of Deborah's writing on her blog and website.

Click here to listen to Deborah's interview with Heidi Holtan on KAXE radio.

Click here to hear Deb's interview on Yoga Peeps: Bringing Yoga to the People.

Speak Your Mind, a PBS show which focuses on mental health, featured Deborah in the episode Barriors to Growth; Why Aren't You Happy?


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