The Yamas: Aparigraha, Non-Greediness

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 fourth Yama is Aparigraha, or “Non-Greediness” or “Non-Possessiveness”. It means to aquire only what we need, and not to act greedy. We should not hoard, or be acquisitive and we should only keep what we need.


A past Fedisa Fashion Design student based in Cape Town .She has always had a passion for design and illustration and is currently doing freelance illustration and design for a well known South African department store, Woolworths.

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