Discover Wealth with Asteya

How often have we heard people talk of the “good old days”, when life was “simpler”, with the romantic suggestion that people were happier then?   We had less in the “good old days” – houses had one bathroom, cars didn’t have air bags or GPS, phones weren’t mobile, an …

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A Gentle Truth

Kindness (Ahimsa) comes before truthfulness (Satya) in the Yoga Sutras.  This is significant.  While we should strive to be truthful in all we think, say and do, this should never come at the expense of doing harm.   There are times when speaking the truth might be hurtful. Do you …

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What is your truth?

Satya – truthfulness in what we think, say and do – is classical yoga’s second precept.  This sounds simple enough, but have you ever really thought about what truth is?  Is your truth the same as my truth?  What does it mean to be true in what we think, say …

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I don’t want to step on an ant

Ahimsa – non-harming – is the first guiding principle of classical yoga.  Traditional yogis are typically vegetarian in support of this concept.  But is being vegetarian appropriate or is it enough?   There are people who go to extraordinary lengths to avoid harming animals.  The Jain monks were known for …

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Ahimsa: The path to happiness

Achieving peace, happiness and good health starts with Ahimsa, the first precept of Classical Yoga. Ahimsa means “non-harm” in our actions and, most importantly, in our thoughts.  The mindful  application of Ahimsa to our thoughts is crucial to our health and happiness.   From the study of neuroscience, scientists have …

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