Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture

Excellent article in this week's Yoga Journal newsletter about the yoga of money. Part of what I have come to love about yogic philosophy is its ability to transcend the body and the asanas themselves and spill over into every other aspect of living well. This is a great example of that.

Yogic ethical precepts like ahimsa (non-suffering) and aparigraha (non-grasping, or greedlessness), along with ideals of self-awareness and balance all come into play when you start thinking about the way you consume, what causes (or cruelties) you inadvertently fund through your lifestyle, and what you can do to better live consciously and peacefully, whether it's in relation to how you pay the rent or what you do to support local producers.

A nice application of some of Patanjali's key yogic concepts as related to dollars and cents.

The Yoga of Money (YJ)


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