4th out of 54 books — 23 voters
The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation
Inner stillness. Perfect awareness. True beauty. Yoga is much more than just a physical activity. It is a conscious lifestyle that brings about a profound spiritual and personal transformation. This book on yoga invites you to experience yoga as the ancient masters intended it-a holistic way of life that unites the body, mind, and spirit for complete health and well-being....more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Llewellyn Publications
(first published 2009)
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Aug 27, 2013 Tinea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tinea by: my yoga teacher
It's funny that life changes meant I read this in a three-week period where I wasn't able to go to my yoga studio, where busy-ness and energy sucks meant I didn't do any physical yoga poses for the longest time in a few years. The yoga membership on which I gambled a significant portion of my minimum wage barista income more than paid for itself in happiness, athleticism, productive filler for the lonely hours while my partner was away for three separate six month chunks, supportive relationship...more
Picked this up when I first started yoga and was curious to learn more. Really liked it and come back to it now and again throughout different phases of my practice. It is great for understanding the limbs and philosophies of yoga that we often hear reference of in classes. I also loved the opportunities to reflect on my own personal practice, relating it to discussions in the book.
One of the best books I've read so far, perfect for each beginner. Not only for the 'how and why' of poses but most of all because it learns you more about the yoga lifestyle, which is so much more than just stretching your muscles and meditation. Intention, attitude, breathing exercises and more, this book learned me why I want to practice yoga in my daily life.