The Niyamas (Sanskrit: नियम, romanized: Niyama) are positive duties or observances

In Indian traditions, particularly Yoga, niyamas and their complement, Yamas, are recommended activities and habits for healthy living, spiritual enlightenment, and a liberated state of existence

It has multiple meanings depending on context in Hinduism

In Buddhism, the term extends to the determinations of nature, as in the Buddhist niyama dhammas