Judith Pentz (author of Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul)helps you mindfully practice Asteya in your daily life.

This week, we’ll be delving into the third of the yamas, or ethical guidelines of Raja Yoga. The yama we’ll focus on this week is Asteya, which means “non-stealing.” Stay tuned this week to find out how you can incorporate Asteya into your lifestyle and personal practices, and read my blog for a better understanding of Asteya.

Here is a mantra to help you mindfully practice Asteya in your daily life. This mantra for abundance calls upon the Hindu goddess Lakshmi to grant both spiritual and worldly prosperity to those who say, chant, or sing it. Connecting with Lakshmi creates a shift from lack to accepting abundance in one’s life. The hand mudra called Hasta can be added as well as this gesture of bringing the hands together as an offering adds energy to bring and share this abundance into your life.

Here are five questions to ask yourself when you want to mindfully practice Asteya. These questions will help you ensure that you are being present and not taking too much from others, but also making sure that others are not taking too much from you in the process.

How do you practice Asteya in your life?

Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your Soul

Sustainable Well-Being Through the Ancient Power of Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapy

A change at the cellular level. Part travel memoir and part spiritual guide, Cleanse Your Body and Reveal Your Soul is one woman’s transformative quest with Ayurvedic Panchakarma (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures) and the profound shifts that led to some sustainable, substantial life changes. Dissatisfied with a mainstream psychiatric practice, Dr. Pentz heads to India, where she undergoes an ancient, rejuvenating cleanse.

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