Yamas and Niyamas
The Yamas and Niyamas are two of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. They are considered the most basic element of Yoga, the first and most critical practice. To call them ‘dos and don’ts’ is a gross oversimplification, but not exactly wrong.
Niyamas are essentially practices which will help us relate to ourselves, and Yamas are practices for relating with others and the world at large.