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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

Beyond Asana / Read-Along / Yoga Philosophy

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)
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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

Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Michael Stone)
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Read-Along: Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Michael Stone)

Over the past several months, I’ve reviewed some popular yoga books here on Om Shanti. These reviews were fairly conventional in their style and format — i.e., I provided a basic overview of the book, without revealing too much, and mentioned a few things about each book that I liked. The next book on my reading list, … Continue reading