The 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga

I just finished reading The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga by Deepak Chopra and David Simon. The 7 laws are the same as Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, but here they are combined with information about yoga, meditation and pranayama, as well as descriptions of how the laws are naturally applied in a yoga practice.

I like the suggestion to focus on one law each day of the week.

Sunday- Law of Pure Potentiality (cultivate stillness, practice non-judgment)
Monday- Law of Giving and Receiving  (a sense of gratitude, have the intention to create happiness, give and receive joyfully, no blockages)
Tuesday- Law of Karma (or Cause and Effect. Listen to your heart/body for guidance)
Wednesday- Law of Least Effort (practice acceptance, take responsibility, do not waste energy defending your point of view or attempting to convince others, remain open)
Thursday- Law of Intention and Desire (be clear about your intentions and desires, surrender the outcome to nature.)
Friday- Law of Detachment (practice detachment, embrace uncertainty, cultivate an attitude of curiosity and innocence)
Saturday- Law of Dharma (purpose in life. become aware of your unique talents and passions. Ask: “How can I help?” and “How can I serve?”)

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One Response to The 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga

  1. Kim says:

    Wonderful post – I love the idea of working on a certain thing each day. It keeps from feeling overwhelmed trying to get a grip on everything we try to do reach our potential and to be happy with ourselves. Thank you for starting up your new blog.

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