Many are wondering what the key is to living a more virtuous life. Thousands and thousands of years ago in India, Patanjali put words of wisdom into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These Sutras, or principles, are like a guidebook to healthy and virtuous living for yoga practitioners everywhere. The Yoga Sutras are divided into four books.
In the most important book of the Yoga Sutras, you find the five niyamas and the five yamas. The five niyamas tell you how to take care of yourself and what self-care practices you should embody as a yoga practitioner. The five yamas tell you how to interact with others and the world around you. Together, the yamas and niyamas are a guide for virtuous living.