Anasakti is derived from the Sanskrit asakti, which means "attachment." Hence, the term anasakti means "non-attachment." Anasakti yoga is described at length in the Bhagavad Gita. It is the guiding principle that Krishna lived by, with selfless work and service being central to the philosophy. These selfless actions should be conducted without any attachment to their results.
In ancient Indian philosophy, great leaders were expected to be practitioners of Anasakti yoga. Along with leadership qualities such as strength, commitment and total dedication to their people, they were required to demonstrate a detachment from the results of their actions. Success and failure should be met with absolute equanimity so that the leader is not bound by his/her actions and can still be liberated. Non-attachment also helps the mind to be balanced and free from attachments that color perceptions. A leader or person practicing Anasakti yoga should be able to make decisions that are not influenced by personal desires.