Pranayama Yoga Studio gets philosophical June 27

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Wednesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., the Pranayama Yoga Studio at 517 E. State St. will present a yoga philosophy class: “The Niyamas, or personal observances,” for $10.

The second limb in the eight-limbed yoga practice consists of the Niyamas, the personal observances of practice. These are cleanliness, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender to the Divine (whatever you may consider that to be). The practice of yoga is a commitment to the betterment of one’s body, mind, and spirit, and that means a true commitment to yourself on all levels. Review the first limb of the Yamas (the Great Vows) and discuss Niyamas in depth. The foundation of Pranayama’s yoga practice is found in the Yamas and Niyamas. Like a building, the strength of these determines the strength of the rest of their practice.

Contact Jennie Williford at 815-209-6676 or visit

from the June 20-26, 2007, issue

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