YIOM and National Yoga Month – Eight Limbs

A cross-post from YIOM site

In honor of National Yoga Month (September), the wonderful Zoie of TouchstoneZ: Gentle Parenting and Mindful Living Off the Mat suggested that the YIOM group participate.  Her idea, which I think is a fabulous one, was that we focus on two limbs of yoga for each week of the month.  At the end of the week (Saturday), I’ll post a “round-up” of all of the posts from that week, so that interested readers can easily find them.  Any YIOM blog that would like to participate is welcome!  If your schedule doesn’t permit participation, that’s perfectly fine as well.

The weekly themes are:

  • Week 1 – Yama (ethical restraints) and Niyama (personal observances)
  • Week 2 – Asana (body postures) and Pranayama (breath control)
  • Week 3 – Pratyahara (sense withdrawal/control) and Dhyana (concentration)
  • Week 4 – Dhyana (devotion, meditation) and Samadhi (union with the divine)

We ask that everyone utilize one of the National Yoga Month banners on each post.  They can be found at http://www.yogamonth.org/marketing_materials.php#banners and the code for one banner is below.

HTML CODE: <a href=”http://www.yogamonth.org”><img src=”http://www.yogamonth.org/2009/images/yogamonth2010_728_90ani.gif” alt=”Free Yoga Classes and Event during National Yoga Month September” width=”590″ height=”73″ border=”0″ /></a>

Free Yoga Classes and Event during National Yoga Month September

We look forward to seeing the wonderful writings of YIOM members on these important topics and we hope you will too!  If you aren’t a member blog yoga (it’s fine if you blog other things too), and want to consider joining YIOM, check it out at http://yiomsite.com and get the scoop.



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