As I have shared in previous posts, the Yamas are the outer ethical codes and foundations of the eight limbs, made up of five Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, & Aparigraha.
♥️ Asteya ♥️
(Non-Stealing / Generosity)
Let's unpack these...
Not only physical possessions We're talking time, energy, care, and attention! Consider how easy it is to steal these intagible items from others!
Are you quick to pour your heart out to a loved one without first checking-in to see if they have time OR energy to hold space for you? Do you expect an instant response when you text or email? Are you nurturing reciprocity in your relationships?
Not only physical posessions or money Generoisty has everything to do with time, energy, care, and attention! Consider what it means to have a generous heart.
When have you received generosity from someone?
How have you been generous with your heart and energy?
Now, perhaps most importantly, consider how you practice asteya with yourself! As with all growth, our practice starts and ends within.
What can you do, starting today, to deepen your practice of Asteya?
In our Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology YTT's we are all part of the studentship and it is essential that we work together to be generous with our time, attention, and energy. It is a joy to put this into practice with such incredibe souls.
We would love to hear your reflections, if you are called to share!
♥️ Dr. Melissa Jay
Dr. Melissa Jay