Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, teaching us the tools to fight the weight of laziness, inaction, and misplaced attention, to rediscover the true values of our lives, and those parts of living that most deserve our attention and will reap the healthiest benefits. Moving away from trivial pursuits and petty grievances, we can find a connection to our inner divinity, creating a life where every moment is precious.
Farhi (Yoga Mind, Body, and Spirit; The Breathing Book) explains how to begin the process of integrating the principles of yoga into daily living. This is not a book for seekers of a quick self-help fix; Farhi points out "the ancient science of Yoga does not pretend to be simple, quick, or easy." Rather, it's for readers interested in learning about the origins of yoga and using this deeper understanding to bring slow improvement to mind and body. Slow is an operative word-there's even a chapter on slowing down, which is the "precursor to yoga practice because this simple act allows us to consider our thoughts, feelings, and actions more carefully in the light of our desire to live peacefully." Other chapters address becoming one's own teacher, trusting what one does not fully comprehend, and getting through roadblocks (such as sloth and feelings of inadequacy) on the path to enlightened living. Each chapter contains anecdotes of the small ways in which yoga reaches into everyday people's everyday lives-and these stories elucidate the power of yoga in ways no theoretical teachings can. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"Practitioners the world around will be grateful to have this book." -- Stephen Cope, Senior Scholar in Residence, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self "Farhi presents in clear and imminently practical terms how we can live our yoga right now." -- Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, author of 30 Essential Yoga Poses "An intelligent work, a fun, interesting read, and a timely inspiration. Savor what Donna offers here." -- Erich Schiffmann, author of YOGA: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness "Her wise and eloquent discourse... has illuminated the yoga tradition for the 21st century." -- Yoga Journal