Yamas

Yamas, also called Cardinal rules or the universal morality, or universal code of conduct.  They are not limited to any religion, race, ethnicity, gender, nationality or other categories.  Yamas are all about forming intentions aligned with our values, aligning our actions with our intentions, and understanding the consequences of our actions.  This is about realizing our desires in making the world a better place, by being considerate in our actions, and placing the well being of others ahead of us.  Naturally, Yamas are about recognizing that all human beings are pure,  wholesome,  resourceful, and seeking happiness and meaning in life.  The same things apply in the workplace – recognizing the uniqueness of individuals, recognizing and honoring their talents, respecting and holding fellow workers scared, creating a trusting, open and transparent workplace free of gossip, growing and helping others grow and emphasizing team work and creativity for better productivity and profits.  The Yamas mentioned in the Yoga Sutras are Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha.

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