View Full Version : Ashtanga Yoga and the Noble Eightfold Path

20 August 2013, 04:51 AM

Just because I am bored.....Probably others have made this correlation before and I am not the first to do it:

Yama (Moral Codes) >>>> Right View.

Niyama (Self Purification and Study) >>>> Right Intention.

Asana (posture) >>>> Right Speech.

Pranayama (breath control) >>>> Right Action.

Pratyahara (withdrawing the mind) >>>> Right Livelihood.

Dharana (concentration) >>>> Right Effort.

Dhyana (meditation) >>>> Right Mindfulness.

Samadhi (union with object) >>>> Right Concentration.

Yeah, the last few may be a bit 'off'...but I just noticed how these two different paths contain 8 'steps' and are very similar in the way they are explained and presented.


Aum Namah Shivaya