13 min

Asteya ~ Nonstealing

13 Min
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Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
Welcome to this episode and the third of a five-part series on the Yamas. Yamas are the first limb of yoga in the Ashtanga yoga system. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 'asteya' is described as the emptiness that is caused by a deep loss, unfulfilled desire, and the resulting lack of insecurity, jealousy, or resentment that we focus on rather than looking inward ~ which always guides us to what we can and still need to do to support our well being; and to feel fulfilled, content, peaceful, and joyful. We don’t need to envy or take from others – whether in their time, their energy, or to seek attention and approval in order to feel good about ourselves. True spiritual wealth comes when we are complete and whole within ourselves.
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