Not all Yoga classes or teachers are created equal (am I really saying this right now?).

Unfortunately, over my 12 years of being in this field, I've observed that the public isn't educated as to what class to go to and why.

They're told that Yoga will help them, and they blindly trust that the teacher has the proper training (hint: there's a high probability they don't). Not to be scary, but... the mixture of false-confidence, a hot bod, and an eager 20-30-40 something can create a dangerous mixture for the uneducated public.

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The first five YAMAS (Yoga's Ethical Disciplines)

The Yama’s are Yoga’s ethical restraints, or disciplines. They’re the first of eight limbs along the path of Yoga, which is considered an entire way of life. Most people are aware of the first five Yamas, with the additional five being lesser known. The term Yama can be interpreted in a variety of ways such as, ‘moral restraint,’ ‘to rein in,’ ‘to curb,’ or an ‘ethical duty.’ The first mention of the Yamas is in the Rigveda (verse 5.61.2) and is mentioned again in the Jain Agamas.

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