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What is Your Dharma?

by Michael Ketterhagen

Dharma is a challenging concept in the yoga world. Simply defined—dharma is our purpose and meaning in life, our vocation, the pursuit of happiness that fulfills one’s reason for being born. It also is translated as “duty.”

According to the Yoga Tradition, each of us has a general dharma and a very specific dharma. Each of us was born into this world to be a human being. We weren’t born a grasshopper, or a lion, or a flying creature. No!