Observance(s). There are five niyamas which constitute the second of the eight limbs of raja yoga. See raja yoga and ashtanga pages.
the five external codes of yoga. They are: cleanliness: internal and external cleanliness. contentment: to stay in a state of equilibrium in all situations; magnanimity of mind. service: ( Satsang, service, and meditation), which are internal and external services. to read the Scriptures: to read and understand the underlying truths behind the Scriptures. to become perfect as God: to let God do Divine actions through us and become perfect as our Father, so to glorify Him by our actions and become the same as He.
Means, “observance.” The second limb of the eight limbs of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The niyamas are aspects of conduct that support the process of human spiritual transformation. They are saucha (purity and cleanliness), samtosa (contentment), tapas (heat/focus/austerity), svadhyaya (study of spiritual writings and self) and isvara pranidhana (surrender to the divine).