EASTERN SUN YOGA

The Yamas – Universal Ethical Disciplines

Ahimsa

Harmlessness, non-violence, not causing pain, respect for all beings and all things, consideration towards all living things

Satya

Truthfulness, genuine, honest, virtuous, right communication through speech, writings, gesture and action, not lying

Asteya

Non-stealing, non-covetousness, the ability to resist a desire for that which does not belong to us, respect for the belongings of others, not adopting someone else’s ideas without crediting them

Brahmacarya

Continence, moderation in all our actions, celibacy, non dissipation of energy, resolution of desire by spiritual means, balancing of actions, desires, thoughts, and feelings and channeling them toward a wholesome purpose

Aparigraha

Non-hording, without possessions, not seeking to possess undue, superfluous goods

 

 

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