Yamas (Sanskrit: यम), and their complement, Niyamas, represent a series
of "right living" or ethical rules within Hinduism and Yoga. It means
"reining in" or "control". These are restraints for Proper Conduct as
given in the Holy Veda. They are a form of moral imperatives,
commandments, rules or goals. The Yamas are the "don't do these" list of
self-restraints, typically representing commitments that affect one's
relations with others and self. The complementary Niyamas represent the
"do these" list of observances, and together Yamas and Niyamas are
personal obligations to live well.
Aparigrah is the opposite of parigrah, and refers to keeping the desire for possessions to what is necessary or
important, depending on one's life stage and context. The precept of aparigraha is a self-restraint (temperance) from
the type of greed and avarice where one's own material gain or happiness comes by hurting, killing or destroying other
human beings, life forms or nature.
Coded By Nicolette Holmes