As part of my ongoing preparation to someday teach yoga to vampires, I have decided to start thinking about possible questions that aspiring vampire yogis may have about the yoga practice. Since I am still a relatively new practitioner, my knowledge of yoga philosophy is very limited. As such, I would like to solicit the help of the cybershala to answer these questions. So to begin, here's one very important and difficult question that I believe a vampire would have about the yoga practice:
"I've been told that in yoga, the first of the yamas or ethical precepts is ahimsa, or nonviolence. Many human yogis take this to mean that one should not harm other living beings. Some even go so far as to renounce the eating of meat. But I need to drink blood in order to survive. How can I practice ahimsa?"
Please be generous with your answers.