Ahimsa: Living in Kindness
The Yamas and the Niyamas, the first steps on Patanjali’s Eight Fold Path of Yoga, are guidelines to living a meaningful and purposeful life. When combined with the steps of recovery, these ethical practices can enhance emotional and spiritual healing to create a greater sense of wellbeing.
The Yamas deal with integrity and how we treat ourselves and others. From the yoga concept of “we all are connected,” our behavior and intentions affect everything around us. When we are out of integrity, we forfeit the gift of personal fulfillment and continue to suffer.