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Bringing Yoga To Life

The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
 | 
December, 2004
ISBN:
9780060750466
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$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Donna Farhi is a movement therapist and yoga teacher whose earlier books, The Breathing Book and Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit, have been widely read and used. In Bringing Yoga to Life, which expands upon the core teachings of yoga, she describes yoga’s transforming power as a complete life practice, restoring the tradition’s intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living that goes far beyond its common reduction to mere exercise routine or stress management.

We shall see that Yoga has less to do with standing on our head than standing on our own two feet and that the physical practices of Yoga remain mechanical gymnastics until transmuted by our intention to clarify the mind and open the heart.

Drawing upon her many years of teaching with students, Farhi explains the philosophy of yoga as an embodied path to a deeper awareness of self, gently and humorously guiding readers through all the pitfalls and promises of navigating a spiritual practice. She explores the attitudes and practices that support the foundations of authentic yoga practice, as well as the many obstacles and distractions that rear their heads along the way.

Grappling with these challenges is a sign, not that we are failing in our spiritual practice, but that we are deepening our humanity and thereby making for ourselves an anchor that keeps us tethered to the here and now…

Such is the paradoxical virtue of practice. Through steeling and strengthening ourselves in the kiln of daily practice, we unleash our capacity to be vulnerable, tender, and open. The world is in desperate need of these qualities.

Her engaging style and broad experience offer important teachings for newcomers and seasoned practitioners of yoga alike, illustrating how we can become our own teacher and obtain the deep rewards available through engagement with an authentic path. And because her teachings of yoga philosophy extend into every corner of daily life, this book is an equally accessible guide to those seeking spiritual guidance without necessarily learning the physical aspects of the practice.

Publisher’s Description: 

Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, restoring the tradition's intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living.

Expanding upon the teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the core text of the yoga tradition, Donna Farhi describes yoga's transforming power as a complete life practice, far beyond its common reduction to mere exercise routine or stress management. This is the philosophy of yoga as a path to a deeper awareness of self. Drawing upon her years of teaching with students, Farhi guides readers through all the pitfalls and promises of navigating a spiritual practice.

Farhi's engaging and accessible style and broad experience offer important teachings for newcomers and seasoned practitioners of yoga alike. And because her teachings of yoga philosophy extend into every corner of daily life, this book is an equally accessible guide to those seeking spiritual guidance without learning the pretzel bendings of the physical practice itself. As one of the top teachers worldwide, Farhi's exploration of the core philosophy of yoga is destined to become an instant classic.

The internationally renowned yoga teacher moves yoga from the mat and into everyday life. Donna Farhi describes yoga’s transforming power as a complete life practice, restoring the tradition’s intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living. Her engaging style and broad experience offer important teachings for newcomers as well as seasoned practitioners. Now in paper!

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