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Here comes one of my petty comments - I have to contradict Wilson - it's not seven limbs, it't eight! They are called: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

There are branches of Yoga that call themselves Asthanga Yoga - asthanga meaning eight, and they refer to the eight limbs of Patanjali.

by Fran on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 01:04:52 PM EST
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