Niyama is an eco-friendly sportswear line with the main focus on being fitness and gym wear but also wants to take this style statement from the gym or yoga room to the streets and beyond. We dress those who want to be different and stand out from the crowd for yoga, gym, workout, surf, sports, dance or what ever your movement is. We support you while you are constantly moving forward with your body, mind and spirit.
Niyama was created and born in California by founder Harald Wester and is now based in Europe/Germany. With more than 20 years of experience in the textile and printing business, he brings all the necessary know-how to the table to offer the perfect combination between fabric, print and high wearing comfort. After finding his passion for yoga and yoga-fitness in California, practicing and teaching for many years his own wish for certain yoga garments was the seed to create a different line of active wear. Professional, durable and highest quality fabric from Italy, manufactured in Germany and Hungary combined with innovative, fun and vibrant prints.
MEANING OF NIYAMA:
The second limb of Yoga consists of the Niyamas and usually refers to duties directed towards ourselves, but can also be considered with our actions towards the outside world.
The prefix ‘ni’ is a Sanskrit verb which means ‘inward’ or ‘within’. Niyamas are traditionally practiced by those who wish to travel further along the Yogic path, and are intended to build character.
There are five Niyamas:
Tapas (discipline or burning desire or conversely, burning of desire)
Svadhyaya (self-study or self-reflection, and study of spiritual texts)
Isvarapranidaha (surrender to a higher power).