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Browsing Archive: January, 2011

समुन्नति vRddhi - growth

Posted by Julie Andres on Saturday, January 29, 2011, In : yoga 
The mist that settled in the lower field just before sundown yesterday is a softly dispersed silvery fog this morning. It lifts and clears as the day warms.
Also this morning, a cluster of pale coral flowers has opened on the amaryllis in my kitchen's south window - a welcome follow-up to the one that greeted us just over a month ago on winter solstice.
Discernibly longer daylight hours are encouraging, as is the ending of six months of study. Endings beget beginnings, beginnings beget change, ...
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अस्तेय Asteya

Posted by Julie Andres on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : yoga 
The third yama (disciplines that guide us in our relationships with others) is 'asteya' – translated from Sanskrit it means 'non-stealing'.
Most of us don't intentionally steal. 'Thou shalt not steal' as a principle has been ingrained in us since early childhood. Pay for the goods and services we have used, try to find the owner of a wallet we have found ... these are things we do as a matter of course, without moral struggle.
But thinking more deeply, how can we explore non-stealing beyond t...
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