Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

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Harper Collins, Jul 8, 2008 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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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.

 

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Great book about yoga philosophies. Very accessible. Eventually, I think I'd like to own a copy to revisit. Read full review

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Contents

We Begin Here
3
What Brings Us to This Moment?
12
A Larger Life
22
Yoga as a Life Practice
38
On the Means
51
Slowing Down
53
The Four Brahmavihara
56
The Freedom of Discipline
69
The Seasons of Practice
142
Intention
152
Roadblocks and Distractions
161
Assumed Identity
175
Measuring Up
188
A Box of Monsters
196
The Riptide of Strong Emotions
211
Blind Spots
219

Embodied Awareness
80
The Window In
96
The Inner Teacher
107
Effort and Surrender
120
Trusting the Mystery
134
Like Any Other Day
229
Acknowledgments
237
Notes
243
Permissions and Credits
249
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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.

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