niyama

[ nee-yuh-muh ]
/ ˈni yə mə /

noun Yoga.

one of five observances, composing one of the eight practices, or angas, which are cleanliness of mind and body, equanimity, temperance or tapas, self-appraisal, and attentiveness to God, who is conceived of as a completely free spirit.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?

Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of niyama

From Sanskrit
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for niyama

  • In the former case it would be a vidhi, in the latter a niyama.

  • They, though fighting on foot, harassed Dama and Niyama, by cutting asunder their bows and killing their charioteers.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta