The triangle in the Kamili Yoga® title design is more than a stylish replacement for the letter A. It is a symbolic representation of each pillar of union and shows how their interconnectedness leads to complete connection.
Like all true systems of Yoga, Kamili Yoga® seeks union. The KANUNI TATU are three categories of 21 total principles that emphasize union with Self, union with others, and union with Spirit.
Kanuni Binafsi: “Personal Principles”
Focus: Union with Self
The first category of the KANUNI TATU are the personal principles, Kanuni Binafsi. These principles of Self development help us to properly nurture the fullness of who we are. The six Kanuni Binafsi are:
Along with the six personal principles are the Dimensions of the Soul Self. In order to fully connect with our Self, we must recognize and care for every dimension of our being. These dimensions are the physical (earth), emotional (fire), mental (water), spiritual (air), and universal (space).
Kanuni za Kijamii: “Social Principles”
Focus: Union with Others
The second category of the KANUNI TATU guides community connection through Kanuniz za Kijamii, the social principles. These principles help us uplift each other and uphold positive society values. The ten Kanuni za Kajamii are:
African philosophies also play a crucial role. The philosophy of Ubuntu (“I am because we are”) of Southern Africa and Ma’at (truth and justice) of Northern Africa are our two key philosophies for preserving union with others.
Kanuni za Kiroho: “Spiritual Principles”
Focus: Union with Spirit
The third and final category of the KANUNI TATU is about enhancing our connection with the Divine. With Kanuni za Kiroho, the spiritual principles, we center key African components to strengthen our union with Spirit. The five Kanuni za Kiroho are:
Each principle plays an important role in spiritual practice, and is informed by our own personal religious backgrounds and faith paths.
The Kanuni Tatu are a necessary tenet in the core essence of Kamili Yoga®. If we have no connection to Self, to others, or to Spirit, we have nothing at all.