8 and 8 is

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray-

What’s the big hullabaloo with yoga and exercise in the Western world? Why do we often forget/neglect/ignore the idea of the eight limbs of yoga providing us with a system for living authentically?

Many of us are prompted by a sincere desire to live a happier, healthier life through the knowledge and means of yoga. Almost always, we are easily lured into asana and pranayama irregardless of our current physical condition. Yet the first part of yoga (yogic) training is our moral self-training, which if we take the time to surrender to ourselves? Yama and Niyama will solve (or at least help) our problems in an increasingly complex world.
The first path: Yama means self-discipline and discipline of ones emotions. One must establish non-violence: Not hurting yourself in a pose or while exercising in general. Non-stealing: Be honest. Cheating and stealing are “things“we all do when it relates to fitness/health. Self-discipline: Constantly strive for positive emotional and mental states. Avarice: Know that you, you alone, are enough.
The second path ofย  the eight limbs yoga is Niyama. More tomorrow, maybe?!?


What is the true nature of the posts this week? If you may recall our chat last Friday about Positive Doing … Begin the process of knowing what you “want“, and make certain that you’re getting “it“, as the “practice” is a deeply trans-formative experience that can and will change your life.

CultFit Blade

*Please note the lack of depth and background into the Eight Limbs. These posts serve merely as an introduction, so why not say hello, empower yourself and dig a tad deeper?

11 Comments on “8 and 8 is”

  1. Susan says:

    I always have trouble with focus. This post was just what I needed to read today!

    • CultFit says:

      I’m glad you found what you needed today ๐Ÿ™‚ The topic I am trying to re-introduce is Positive Doing. There are like a million ways to go about bringing this topic up, I’m using yoga as but one example. Heck, brushing your teeth could be another example (not sayin’ you have bad breath – just an example) ๐Ÿ™‚
      Take care today Susan and be well!

  2. urbanbeings says:

    Yoga is something very new to me; I quite like it. I it strangely intense in a laid back sort of a way, and enables me to focus, something can have issues with ๐Ÿ™‚ great post, thank you

    • CultFit says:

      Stillness, Awareness and Comfort … Oh and be sure to surrender. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like, seek these, explore and practice?!? Hmm something tells me you will not only enjoy yoga but life as well.
      Take care today ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Yesenia says:

    I actually got one of the yama’s tatooed on my body exactly 1 year ago, Ahisma – act of nonviolence. That one I feel most strongly about, It’s a reminder to act accordingly with myself and others, how I eat and how think. Can’t wait to read more!

    • CultFit says:

      I would love to see this as I have had a sketch of Ahimsa sitting around gathering dust. One of those things I have been putting off ๐Ÿ™‚
      Like you, this profound principle guides me in my daily life. Be well today and please take care.

  4. Great post! I just finished 106 hours of immersion in Anusara Yoga and loved learning all about the yoga from a holistic point of view. This post blends very nicely. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • CultFit says:

      I would love to hear more thoughts about your training when you get a free moment ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m a simple dude and I fail to find the words to accurately describe to people how important the Eight Limbs of Yoga are, not only to for your yoga practice but more importantly: Life. Take care today and be well ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Love the bold first sentence at the top ๐Ÿ™‚

    • CultFit says:

      Which part? The one with “Hullabaloo” or the one at the very top in bold? I’m teasing, quite literally I have been waiting forever to work the awesome word hullabaloo into a post. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are having a great day, take care!

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