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Meaning of niyama

ni•ya•ma

Pronunciation: (nē'yu-mu), [key]
— n. Yoga.
  1. one of five observances, composing one of the eight practices, or angas, which are cleanliness of mind and body, equanimity, temperance or tapas, self-appraisal, and attentiveness to God, who is conceived of as a completely free spirit.
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