What does dharma mean in Yoga? The primary quest of a yogi is to discover, follow, and live their dharma. The essence of dharma (right action or duty) is doing the right thing and doing it all the time. This “right thing” is dependent on your personal obligations, purpose in life, talents, privileges, and societal duties.
What is the dharma of a Yoga class? It incorporates all of the eight limbs of yoga as outlined in the Yoga Sutras. Specifically, Dharma yoga includes pranayama breathing exercises, meditation and even instruction on yogic philosophy and lifestyle with the ultimate goal reaching Self-realization, or knowledge of the true Self.
Is Yoga a part of dharma? Dharma Yoga is an evolution from the classical Hatha yoga, Dharma Yoga focuses on the Eight Limbs of Yoga of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga system and emphasises the Yamas and Niyamas – the path to enlightenment which in yoga are often seen as ‘moral codes’, or ways of ‘right living’.
Is Dharma Yoga difficult? Dharma Yoga as an asana practice is a graceful and challenging practice. It is challenging as it encourages to work towards the full poses “with angry determination”. Most poses are held for a longer period of time than in vinyasa practices, which adds a level of difficulty.