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Santosha is one of the niyamas of Yoga as listed by Patanjali. Contentment is variously described, but can be thought of as not requiring more than you have to achieve contentment. It may be seen as renunciation of the need to acquire, and thereby elimination of want as an obstacle to mokṣa.

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Google previewOM Yoga

Santosha is a fundamentally cheerful attitude based on a harmonious interior condition and an intellectually spiritual outlook. This is possible only...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga with Kids (2000)

by Jodi B. Komitor, Eve Adamson

The second niyama is called santosha, and that means contentment. This habit has to do with...

Google previewGuiding Yoga's Light (2008)

Lessons for Yoga Teachers by Nancy Gerstein

Santosha means to free the mind of the mundane emptiness, the trivial irritations of ...

Google previewLive The Life of Your Choice

Santosha ( Contentment) Broadly speaking, Santosha means the absence of desire 112.

Google previewThe Joy of Yoga (2009)

by Jennifer Willis

Santosha is an experience which has nothing to do with the external circumstances. Contentment requires the willingness to enjoy whatever has ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

contentment (santosha), (3) austerity (tapas), (4) study of the scriptures to know about God and the soul ( svadhyaya), and (5) surrender to God (Ishvarapranidhana) 3. Asana: literally, “ seat”—the ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

In numerous other ancient religious scriptures, ten niyamas are identified, including:hri: remorse,being modest andshowing shame formisdeeds; santosha: contentment, being satisfied withtheresources athand and therefore not desiring more; ...

Google previewDictionary of Indology (2009)

by Vishnulok Bihari Srivastava

santosha (contentment) tapa (penance); and Ishwar parnidhana (Meditation on God and surrendering completely to Him). Asanas are aimed at reviving strength, concentration and ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of India (1871)

Muda — ' Pleasure,' a SOD of Dharma by one of the daughters of Daksha, Santosha (Joy). Mudgala— 1, A sage mentioned in the Mah&bharata, who had lived a life of poverty, piety, and self-restraint, offering hospitality to thousands of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Upanisads (2000)

by Swami Parmeshwaranand

santosha (contentment), arjava ( straightforwardness), poverty, and non-ostentatiousness should be in the order of life of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

own growth and the conditions include the state of general health, energy at one's disposal, clarity of sensory functions, effective vocalizations, complexion, sexual vigour and pleasurable feelings (or contentment, santosha) (CS, ibid., 3, 11).

Google previewA dictionary of the Sunda language of Java (1862)

by Jonathan Rigg

Santosha, C. 703, from Sam, with, and Tusha, to be pleased ; joy, pleasure, delight, happiness. Santén, name of a variety of turmeric called Konéng santën. Santúr, violent, forcible, impetuous. Said of disease or of running .

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Literature (1987)

A-Devo by Amaresh Datta

- Admiration of famous heroes and generous persons, and condemnation of misers and non-liberals: Santosha Bawani (55 verses)- Importance of contentment and censure of greediness; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Theory & Practice in Psychotherapy & Counseling

by Jose A. Fadul (General Editor)

Santosha (contentment), Tapas (austerity), Svadhyaya (study of the Vedic scriptures to know about God and the soul), and Ishvara-Pranidhana (surrender to God). Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ...

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