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How Yoga Works Paperback – September 1, 2005
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About the Author
Christie McNally is a translator and teacher of ancient Tibetan and Sanskrit texts. She is a graduate of New York University and has trained at Tibetan monasteries in Nepal and India. She is a professor at Diamond Mountain University, and has studied yoga extensively with some of the greatest Indian, Tibetan and Western masters of yoga. She recently completed the Great Retreat of three years, three months, and three days in the high desert of Arizona.
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Top Customer Reviews
Like some other reviewers mention, the story is at first glance a bit simple, this is just the outer layer of a very rich and illuminating book.
One of the nicest things about it is that it describes yoga without reference to any specific God or religion, in simple and compelling terms that us modern people can probably accept and deal with. All together, its a great work, I highly recommend it.
I have felt changes in myself and my thinking since finishing the very first chapter. As I said, now that I have finished reading it in its entirety, I plan to re-read, one chapter at a time, meditating upon the contents of each chapter before beginning another, as I felt like I was really rushing myself through some very important ideas in the first go-round, because I was so excited by the book.
If you don't like this book, I will give you your money back myself!
What we have in this book is a fictional story about a yoga teacher and her student. Without giving too many details away, this story is a vehicle for illustrating the applications of yoga sutras to life and the situations that we encounter in the living of our lives in a believable and a relatable way. The authors use the method of storytelling to make the ideas and practices of yoga applicable to the real life circumstances, situations and crises that every human deals with.
I give this book a five-star rating because it was the perfect primer for a beginner. It gave enough information to make me hungry for more, so much so that I did get irritated at there being no index to search the book from. An index does not serve the format of this book however, so I can't begrudge such an omission. Instead, reading the story with a pen and pad of paper to record questions and thoughts is a good way to go with this book, as it will surely bring up ideas for further research and study.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rocked my world. Bought two so I could share with lots of friends.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book. I enjoyed it on so many different levels: as a period narrative, as an account of the strong correlation between mind and body, and how yoga can change your... Read morePublished 20 days ago by J
I loved this story. It was a little wordy and sometimes too ethereal but I got the gist of it and it provided some beautiful insights into the practice of yoga.Published 1 month ago by susan c
The book started off fine but then it went over the top with such a ridiculous story line that I had to stop reading it. It lost all credibility. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. M. H.
This is one of my all time favorite books. It literally changed my whole life. It made me a better person, always working towards being the best me and loving myself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alison R.
This book is changing my life. On my second read. Truly a lovely and deep message.Published 2 months ago by Maureen