Asteya – Yamas and Niyamas

Paul Litvin Article Leave a Comment

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.

See More In This Series


The Yamas and Niyamas


Ahimsa (Non-Violence)
Satya (Truthfulness)
Asteya (Non-Stealing)
Brahmacharya (Walking In The Ultimate Reality)
Aparigraha (Non-Possessiveness)


Shaucha (Cleanliness/Purity)
Samtosha (Contentment)
Tapas (Austerity)
Svadhyaya (Self-Study)
Ishvara Pranidhana (Surrender To The Ultimate Reality)

Paul Litvin on Facebook
Paul Litvin
As a yogi for lifetimes, master meditator, and divine transformational healer, Paul passionately, inspirationally, wisely, and lovingly shares practical knowledge about joyful, vibrant, and healthy living. He leads sold-out workshops and heals via his one-of-a-kind powerful Transformational Healing program.

Comments? Questions? Compliments? Post Below!