Positive Environment, Observances
Saucha – Santosha – Tapas – Svadhyana – Ishvara Pranidhana
Cleanliness – Contentment – Discipline – Self-Study – Devotion
Niyamas are described as our observances and behaviors that help us create a positive environment for our own personal growth. There are five specific niyamas: Cleanliness, Contentment, Discipline, Self-study, and Devotion. This is the second of Pantanjali’s eight-limbs of yoga and gives you a blueprint for your own particular development. The niyamas are intimate and personal. They refer to the attitude we adopt towards our self as we create a code for living on purpose. Have you been feeling agitated lately? Do you maintain regular doctor, dentist and optometrist check-ups? Sometimes we put off what we know is good for us; the things that help us create a more sustainable and thriving life. This card reminds us to take care of our environment; it’s easier to be content when everything has a place. Look after your health, buy only what you need, continue your self-study and honor your divine. Keep moving and manage your energy.
How to do it: All those things you “Should” do, it’s time to do them!