Practicing Brahmacharya

Many of our yoga students have been participating in a set dharma intention at the studio. Every few weeks, there is a new focus. This two week focus is about practicing Brahmacharya.

Nakiya, one of our yoga instructors and overall kick butt person, provided the dharma and works intensely to weave the concept of Brahmacharya into each of her practices.

As we set forth over the coming weeks, please follow our Facebook or Instagram for daily inspiration and ways to learn more about practicing asteya both on and off the mat.



Brahmacharya is one of the yamas, or moral disciplines practiced in both Hindu and yoga. Brahmacharya is translated to the modern day western meaning of “right use of energy.” This means having control over our physical impulses of excess. Practicing moderation in our activities is one way to achieve brahmacharya.

How to pronounce Brahmacharya

The Yamas: Brahmacharya, right use of energy | Ekhart Yoga

Emma continues her series of articles exploring Patanjali’s Yamas and Niyamas. This time it’s Brahmacharya.

Brahmacharya: The Middle Path of Restraint

In a world filled with sensory pleasures, regain vitality and peace of mind through the spiritual practice of brahmacharya.

Bring Brahmacharya Into Your Yoga Practice

Use asana, mantra, and mudra to maintain vitality and bring into focus the subtle and not-so-subtle ways the yama plays out in your life.