• Exploring Pantanjali’s Yamas – Ahimsa

    Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas, which when translated means nonviolence.  The Yamas are part of the eight-limb path of Pantanjali designed to help move a person along the path of enlightenment.  Nonviolence seems pretty straightforward – don’t beat anyone up, do no harm to any living creature, right?  Turns out, while this is certainly part of Ahimsa, there are acts of violence that people commit each day that they probably have no idea are actually violent. Have you ever tried to tell someone how to do something better?  Ever find yourself trying to “fix” someone else?  How about worrying about another person’s well-being or choices?  Guess what?  In…