Non-misuse of energy

Patanjali’s Eight Limbs provide us with a life-time’s study, but also with guide-lines with which we can check in and test if we’re still ‘on track’.

We’ve had a little look at non-violence, non-lying, non-stealing and the fourth of the YAMAS is non-misuse of energy. It is known as BRAMACHARYA in Sanskrit, and it refers to loyalty and fidelity. In fact, it is not wasting or misusing our physical, mental, emotional and sexual energy by being violent, lying, stealing or by being greedy.