Asteya means non-stealing. Beyond the aspect of “Thou Shalt Not Steal”, asteya refers to not stealing the success, joy, or, even, pain of others. In a way, it means being content with what you have, achieving on your own accord, and not vying towards cutthroat or envious competition. Learn lots more and enjoy an experience of Asteya through the lens of a healer, master meditator, and long-time yogi!
To see more in our series of Yamas and Niyamas, please view our Yamas and Niyamas Youtube playlist. All these videos were recorded during sessions of our Class of ’17 Yoga College – 200hr yoga teacher training.