Asteya is one of the five yamas, or ethical precepts that are at the foundation of the Yoga system presented by Sri Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras. Simply put, asteya means to not steal. But, was Patanjali talking about not robbing a bank or more subtle aspects of this yogic precept? Our two yogis (Swami Asokananda, a senior monastic and teacher trainer and Rev. Prem, editor-in-chief of Integral Yoga Magazine) explore the myriad ways we rob ourselves and others of opportunities for growth, for self-care and setting boundaries. And, how we often steal or waste time, choose desires over contentment and misidentify with ego vs. our essence-nature—potentially the most harmful type of stealing. Listen on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Pandora and other podcast apps.
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