Integrity and honesty are often used synonymously, although integrity also incorporates fairness and adherence to high moral and ethical standards as well as a sense of wholeness. One of the primary principles of yoga is connectedness with the self, the Divine, and the rest of the world, as well as living life with minimal harm to others.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a central yogic text, outlines the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Two of the limbs, yama and niyama, discuss ethics, principles and morals that help guide yogis in living a life with integrity. Practicing integrity is one way an individual can incorporate these yogic qualities into his/her life.