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.

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Origin of niyama

From Sanskrit
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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