*Yoga Sutras Chapter 2, Verse 30
Ahimsa, Satya Asteya Brahmacharya Aparigraha Yamah
Yamah consists of Ahimsa (not adding to the suffering of others), Satya (not lying to others), Asteya (not stealing from others), Brahmacharya (not manipulating others sexually), and Aparigraha (not taking more than you need). These considerations in our practice towards others, are the first limb of the eight limb path of Ashtanga Yoga. These considerations in our practice are the first step in reaching that awareness of ourselves as calm, un-agitated, untainted, content and free of hang ups.