The concept of karma has spread beyond the confines of the asian religions that conceived it to become a core concept of todays yoga and New Age movements. It is now mentioned regularly on American mainstream television programs and in the movies. Unfortunately, most individuals understanding of karma is at best limited to thinking about it as an abstract principle without applying it to their own life. This is equivalent to a students learning and understanding all the laws of nutrition, being able to get an A on any test on the subject, but following a personal diet of junk food three times a day. What is learned is not influencing how one lives.