Pronunciation of the Niyamas

The five Niyamas from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Saucha (shoucha) = Cleanliness/Purify
Santosa (santosha) = Contentment

Svadyaya (svwardyarya) Study/self and scripture
Tapas (tapas) = Discipline/to heat/to burn (root-tap to give out heat, be hot, shine like the sun, undergo austerity
Ishvarapranidana (eeshvaraprandarna) = Surrender to God/ the flow towards enlightenment/the inner voice/ deep ethical intuition/real self/higher self/Buddha (awakened) mind/ absolute reality/the supportive flow

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Quotes

On Svadyaya…
‘Svadayaya means self study. My understanding is that this Niyama means develop objectivity. Study your mind and your body, observe yourself deeply, understand yourself thoroughly. Become self aware. Practice the four foundations of mindfulness. Also study the truth through texts and seek out good teachers to help you.’

— Karunajala