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Brahmacharya is one of the yamas - a part of Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, which discusses the ethical code of yoga practice. It is often translated or interpreted as “celibacy” or “chastity.” Many yogis throughout history, as well as yogis today, have indeed taken a vow of celibacy as a commitment to their spiritual path in order to focus wholly on their yoga practice. However, brahmacharya can also be translated as “right use of energy” or “walking the path to the Divine” which can be interpreted freely by the individual. Brahmacharya asks us to consider where we are directing our energy and if that choice is serving us or not.In today's modern lifestyle, many of us are running from one thing to the next, in constant “busy” mode. We often try to do it all and fit everything in without taking much time to pause and reflect. Brahmacharya teaches us the importance of taking the time to recharge our energy and check in with ourselves, to evaluate how we are going about our daily lives.