Thai Yoga Niyama

#2 Thai Yoga Niyama

Thai Yoga Eight Fold Path

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Niyama is a good way of life externally. Bring love into the world. Practice external consideration. It also includes use of chants, mantras, study and charity. Do good things or practical generosity. The concept of Niyama is that now I’m taking what I’ve been working on as far as internal qualities and I am generating a practical expression of that.

The fact that I’m a good person and that I think happy thoughts in and of itself is not enough. There has to be a tangible expression of your thought life in order to fundamentally change your being. That’s an algorithm. That’s something we get from the ancients. The ancients said that if all you do is think and there’s no practical expression of your thought life, then you are airy-fairy or ungrounded. You are air-headed and are not practical. You are dysfunctional. You may have lofty thoughts with grandiose healthy themes. You may be a very loving person but with no expression of that, something’s out of balance. The work in your life and the progress on yourself will be limited. You not only have to have the practical development of internal states of being which are good, but you then have to also at the same time cultivate what’s called work, the art of expression of your being. It’s really interesting how later we will come back and relate these to the Chakras.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Eight Fold Path

  1. Yamas
  2. Niyama
  3. Asana
  4. Pranayama
  5. Wai Khruu
  6. Samatha
  7. Vipassana
  8. Promiiwihan Sii

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