Class 5 - Astesya: Not Stealing

Astesya literally translates as “not taking what is not freely given”.

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Breathing Exercise

Belly breathing helps to reduce stress and increase a sense of balance in the body.

Benefits include:

  • Supports immune system

  • Improves oxygen exchange

  • Increases relaxation

  • Improves sleep

Perform this seated comfortably with a tall spine. Inhale through your nose allowing your belly to fill and rise on the inhalation. As you exhale fully through (CHECK VIDEO - IS IT NOSE OR MOUTH?) allow the belly to soften. Keep at a comfortable pace and repeat.



The need to steal essentially arises because of a lack of faith in ourselves to be able to create what we need by ourselves. The moment we feel a sense of ‘lack’ in life - desire, want and greed arises. We begin to look for something to fill that ‘empty’ sensation, and often feel as though everyone else has what we want.



The practice of candle gazing has a number of amazing benefits, activates pineal gland, improved eyesight, focus, concentration

  • Improves eyesight and vision.

  • Improves concentration, intelligence and memory.

  • Excellent method as preparation for mantra meditation.

  • Enhances self-confidence, patience and willpower.

  • Develops greater work efficiency and productivity.

  • Calms the mind and provides inner peace and silence.

  • Brings greater clarity in mind and improves decision-making ability.

  • Helps to overcome mental, behavioral and emotional ailments.

  • Provides stress relief and deep relaxation.

  • Deepens the sleep and cures sleep related disorders such as headache, insomnia, nightmares, etc.

brings the mind to a place of stillness,distractions dissolve away, mind becomes focused on the flame

Do not strain your eyes while gazing on the flame. The eyes adjust naturally in due course of time and it becomes easier to concentrate and gaze on the flame for longer periods of time.

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