413: Exploring Brahmacharya in Everyday Life | Yamas Series

This episode is Part 4 of our 10-part Yoga philosophy series where we tip toe, take snack bites (whatever you want to call it) into the Yamas and Niyamas. Brahmacharya is the 4th Yama and is traditionally translated to celibacy, but there is so much more to discuss!

We go far deeper into these Philosophies inside our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. You can learn more about our Yoga Teacher Training program over here. If anything within this Yama and Niyamas Series sparks your interest we’d suggest to continue following that spark… you never know where it may lead you!

This is what we spoke about during the episode

  • Sexual energy is one of the most natural human states of energy celebrated. Anand Mehrotra says “thinking that Patanjali was asking us to be celibate is ridiculous”.
  • Brahmacharya is not just about celibacy but also about channeling your energy and being aware of where your energy is going.
  • It is a state of consciousness where you start to experience things based on their fullest value. When you look at a rose, you no longer label it as merely a rose, you start to look at it differently.
  • Nishala Joy Devi says that Brahmacharya is the art of living a moderate life, but it can be challenging in our modern-day society of excess.
  • If you missed the first three parts of this series, listen to:
    410: Embracing Ahimsa | The First Step in Our Yamas Series
    411: Discovering Satya, the Power of Truth | Yamas Series
    412: The Practice of Asteya in Modern Life | Yamas Series

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Emma + Carla

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