The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
We have reviewed the theoretical frameworks presented by two of the greatest yogis the world has known, Shankara and Patanjali. These closely related classic approaches remain as the cornerstones of yoga philosophy. In this chapter, we will apply the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success to the principles and practice of yoga. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success are the laws of nature applied to the human experience. They are the principles through which the unmanifest becomes the manifest; through which spirit becomes the material universe.We believe there is value in applying the seven.
laws to the practice of yoga because the principles that underlie yoga are the principles that support a life of balance,flexibility, and vitality. The practice of yoga is practice for life. Success in yoga provides a template for success in life.
The seven laws are presented below in a condensed form with a focus on their application to a yogic practice.Each law is associated with a specific mantra whose vibration resonates with the core principle. We encourage you to review the law of the day each morning when you awaken and each evening before bed for a few minutes.
Throughout the day, bring the corresponding mantra into your awareness so that the energy of the law resonates within you. For years, people around the world have begun their days with a review of one of the laws and the intention to implement it throughout the day. We suggest that you focus on the first spiritual law of success on the Sunday of every week. Each subsequent day, put your attention on the next law, ending with the seventh law on Saturday. In this way, you will begin resonating with the millions of other people who are putting their attention on the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Let’s review each of them as they apply to the practice of yoga.
Day of the Week Spiritual Law
Sunday Law of Pure Potentiality
Monday Law of Giving and Receiving
Tuesday Law of Karma (or Cause and Effect)
Wednesday Law of Least Effort
Thursday Law of Intention and Desire
Friday Law of Detachment
Saturday Law of Dharma (or Purpose in Life)