Step 1: Ahimsa

Sanskrit texts, especially sutra style texts, frequently use lists.  After all, each sutra (thread) is meant to abbreviate a larger teaching that the short phrase helps us to recall.  Listing things is a good way to remember things.  Ancient yogis knew that.  And in Sanskrit texts, the ordering of the listed items is not random.  The most important item is the first item and it lays the groundwork for all the others. Example: when Master Patanjali lays out the yogic path in t