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Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living Paperback – January 4, 2005
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Her deep and profound knowledge of all aspects of Yoga, both from a Physical and Spiritual perspective is always apparent in her writing and anyone can reap benefits from her books no matter what style (or styles) of yoga you embrace, as she is not bound by any one school of yoga.
In "Bringing Yoga To Life" Donna Farhi goes beyond the postures and moves deeply into the heart of yoga, the practice of yoga in one's day to day life.
Still, you can also bring your actual physical practice of Yoga "to life" by incorporating an awareness of the 8 limbs. This will help you deepen and internalize your asana practice.
This is one of many excellent books that have recently surfaced that take Yoga beyond the postures and show how it can have a profound relevance to real life, beyond the work one does on their sticky mat (or mysore rug). Among these other books I highly recommend "Yoga And The Quest For The True Self" by Stephen Cope, "Yoga and the Path Of The Urban Mystic" by Darren John Main and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy by Michael Lee.
I usually do not write reviews, cause i am lazy, but i think Donna has done a huge favor by contributing to this aspect of yoga, which is very hard to find.
Her book is similar to Eckhart tolle's "power of now" in the sense that she explains how the asanas (postures) and the breath actually connect you with that realm of silence.
Certainly well written and it brings to life the essence of yoga, which is an abiding sense of peace.
I was expecting an overview of the basic ethical principles of yoga. Instead, I was greeted with an intriguing introduction to all the possibilities yoga has to offer, unique angles on the eight-limbed path of true Yoga, and (last but not least) the various "roadbloacks & distractions" that could slow, stop, or reverse your progress.
Like many wonderful teachers and writers, Donna includes personal anecdotes from her own life & her students (without being too specific or identifiable). This makes all of the precepts she covers much more realistic, attainable, and most importantly, worth making the effort for.
Another thing to be adored about Donna (and this book in particular): Donna doesn't sugar-coat anything. This is life, we all make mistakes, we are all imperfect - BUT - we are all also divine and capable. The potential is within us all (it always has been) and the author herself stands at a testament to the life-changing abilities of a genuine Yoga practice.
Simply put, I can easily see why this is must-read book #2 for the Yoga Teacher Training course I am taking ("Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness" being the first). This is another book that, in my opinion, each & every yoga practitioner should read - and re-read over the course of their journey
Tracey L. Ulshafer, author "Butterfly"
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Classic, replacing my hard copy library due to allergies and sensitivities. JaiPublished 19 days ago by MaryK
If you are "doing" yoga to get that bikini body or to round off your Crosfit workout this is not the book for you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hugo
This is not about how to do asana. Donna has written other, marvelous books about asana and breathing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ed Shoudis
Beautifully written. I am accessing so much clarity as I relate to the way Donna Farhi explains life and living. To me, it's a reference book for living my best life.Published 10 months ago by M. Allen
As a newcomer to Yoga, two months, I really do not have the knowledge to choose the "right" book on that vast subject. Read morePublished 14 months ago by KC