Niyamas represent a series of “right living” or ethical rules. They are a form of moral imperatives, commandments, or commitments that affect the Yogi’s relations with others.

Yoga Philosophy Basics: The 5 Niyamas     The five niyamas are constructive tools for cultivating happiness and self-confidence; the opportunities to practice them arise every day. Here is a brief description of each niyama, along with helpful tips to put your spirituality into action.