A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

 Himsa means violence, and ahimsa means non-violence. Ahimsa is the 1st principle of yoga. It teaches us to not commit unnecessary violence. Hurting or killing animals for our own gratification is an act of unnecessary violence. Some animals kill other animals for survival, but the humans don't need to. The nature has provided us with abundance of fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts etc. for our nutritional needs. Some may argue that killing plants is also an act of violence. It is true, but it is necessary. Our bodies need food for survival and the plant kingdom provides it. The yoga...