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Free Downloadable Yoga Class Handout: 8 Limbs Of Yoga


8 limbs of yogaI absolutely love creating handouts for my yoga students.

Over the years I’ve created 250+ yoga class handouts. I share all of them within the Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit. If you like giving eye-catching yoga class handouts to your yoga students, you may find the “8 limbs of yoga handouts” a useful addition to your yoga teacher tool-bag.

The best part is that you’re not only getting one measly handout – you’re getting 8 of them!  That’s one for each limb of yoga.

Free Yoga Class Handout Downloads

8 Limbs Of Yoga Class Handout | MS Word Version

8 Limbs Of Yoga Class Handout | Mac Version

8 Limbs Of Yoga Class Handout | ODT Version

8 Limbs Of Yoga Class Handout | PDF Version

Use Yoga Handouts

  • As a teaching aid for your classes
  • As a handout for your classes
  • As a template for your own handouts

Example Of One Of The Handouts

8 Limbs of Yoga

The 8 limbs of yoga are a series of disciplines, written in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali in 200 AD, that purifies the body and mind, leading the yoga student to enlightenment.

Yama
Moral observances for interactions with others.  Teaches non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy and non-covetousness.

Niyama
Rules that are prescribed for personal observance: internal and external purity, contentment, austerity study of religious books,  repetitions of Mantras and self-surrender to God.

Asana
The practice of asana, which means “staying” in Sanskrit, calms the mind and moves us into the inner essence of being.

Pranayama
Pranayama is the measuring, control, and directing of the breath.

Pratyahara
Withdrawal of senses from attachment to external objects.

Dharana
Immovable concentration of the mind.  Hold concentration or focus in one direction.  Mind needs to be stilled in order to achieve this state of complete absorption.

Dhyana
Focuses on meditation. When mind is focused on an object, the mind is changed into the shape of the object.

Samadhi
Samadhi means to bring together. In this state, the body and senses are at rest, but the faculty of mind and reason are alert. You need to control the feelings of Avidya (ignorance), Asmita (egoism), Raga-Dvesha (likes and dislikes), Abhinivesha (clinging to mundane life).


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George Watts

BWY Yoga Teacher at George Watts Yoga
This post was lovingly morphed into reality by BWY yoga teacher, George Watts. If you're looking for a treasure trove of yoga lesson planning goodness, take a quick peek at Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit.

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