Classical Yoga, or the Eight-Fold Path, authored by the Indian sage, Rishi Patanjali thousands of years ago, is still practiced in the world today. It is a holistic discipline, which implies care of the trilogy of mind, body, and spirit. It consists of the following:
Applicable to our relationships with other people, and includes commitments such as non-violence (ahimsa), being truthful (satya), non-stealing (asteya), self-control (brahmacharya), and non-attachment (aparigraha).
Applicable to our relationship with ourselves, and includes commitments such as purity (saucha), contentment (santosha), self-disciplined effort (tapas), self-study (swadhyaya), and the ability to concede to something higher than one’s self (ishwara pranidhana).