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Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance – Chapter 7: Asteya

Yoga for a World Out of Balance – Chapter 7: Asteya CHAPTER SUMMARY The third principle of Yama is asteya, or nonstealing. At first glance, this may seem like a straightforward ethical principle or dictate, one that we’ve all understood since we were toddlers. As Stone argues, however, asteya is much broader in meaning than, say, “thou … Continue reading

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Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Chapter 6)

Yoga for a World Out of Balance, by Michael Stone Chapter 6: Satya Summary Michael Stone begins Chapter 6 by stating, “Satya, as a term and practice, is the most straightforward of the yamas.” Unfortunately, the author’s subsequent discussion of satya is anything but straightforward. The chapter meanders quite a bit, and much of what … Continue reading

Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Chapter 5)
Beyond Asana / Read-Along / Yoga Philosophy

Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Chapter 5)

Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone Chapter 5: Ahimsa: Nonviolence. Summary Chapter 5 opens with the bleak observation that our world is filled with violence. Even a cursory glance at the newspaper headlines confirms this. At the time of the book’s writing, there were more than three dozen active military … Continue reading