My Body Is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness
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My Body Is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness

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The body as a temple is a common metaphor within many spiritual traditions. In this book, author and yoga teacher Christina Sell delves into the "how" and "why" of this widely accepted comparison. With the freshness of a memoir, she uses her first visit to an extraordinary temple in southern India as a structure upon which to build a treatment of basic yoga principles. Bey...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Hohm Press,U.S.
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Michael Blackmore
I enjoyed it overall, but went it lacking something at times for me. It started strongly but I felt less enchanted toward the end.

I suppose it is a two part problem. Some of the stories shared about a key guru sounded less inspiring and spiritual to me than problematic and disturbing. The second part is one I find in a lot of spiritual works a lack of discussion of spiritually as more than self help but also as something involved in helping others. There is discussion of service toward the end b...more
Jul 05, 2012 Stacy marked it as to-read
This is a fantastic book! In light of trying to process all the wonderful information that Christina Sell has to offer, I found a wonderful quote to help me return to the point. "The mark of an advanced yogi is not that he can wrap his leg around his head. It's that he treats his body as the valuable temple that houses his mind and spirit."~ Joslyn Hamilton
So little to say and to take nearly 200 pages to not say much. the concept for this book has so much potential but she doesn't develop any thought worth considering.
Read it for my yoga book club. Didn't quite get into it, but this is the type of book that requires an appropriate frame of mind.
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