The Yamas: Ahimsa, Compassion for All Living Things

We’ve partnered up with some amazing Cape Town illustrators to bring the Yoga Sutras to life.  Every other week, we include a drawing that showcases one of the sutras which form the foundation of yoga philosophy.  We’ve started with the Yamas, or abstentions, which shows how we relate to the external world.

The first Yama is Ahimsa, which means “non-violence” or “compassion”.  It goes beyond just prevention of violence and encourages the development of universal love for all humanity.


A Cape Town based creative, specialising in Illustration, Hand Typography and Graphic Design, Hand Poked Tattoos and is still an aspiring street artist (when he has the time). He believes that mastering more than one skill is important in being a true creative, and that is why he doesn’t focus all his time on just one specific skill (just graphic design), but rather learning new ones in which he knows he will excel. HIS DREAM? TO TRAVEL THE WORLD ! !

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