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Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind Paperback – January 9, 1993
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"A must-have for all mindfulness practitioners who also practice or teach yoga. " (The Mindfulness Bell)
"The author invites practitioners of yoga and meditation to experience yoga's poses as occasions for mindulness meditation. This relationship is both novel and logical. .. A welcome and ambitious synthesis. " (Publishers Weekly)
"I highly recommend this book...elegant, lucid, astonishingly comprehensive, thoroughly accessible, designed -- refreshingly -- for real human beings! Bravo!" (Stephen Cope, senior Kripalu Yoga teacher and author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self)
"It's about time somebody wrote this!" (Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are)
"In Mindfulness Yoga, Frank Boccio inspires us to join those who have walked the integrated path of yoga and mindfulness with a true teacher's voice of clarity, compassion and common sense." (Cyndi Lee, author of OM Yoga and founder of OM Yoga Center)
"A terrific book for both meditators and new yoga students. Highly recommended." (Josh Baran, author of 365 Nirvana Here and Now)
"Clear, intelligent, and much-needed. I'm delighted Frank Jude Boccio wrote this book. I now have something to recommend to my students." (Larry Rosenberg, Founder of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and author of Breath by Breath)
"A wonderful and invaluable book!" (Wendy Cook, Yeshe Yoga instructor and director of Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies)
"Boccio reminds us to focus not just on the physical postures but also on what they teach us about the deepest truth of our lives. This is a welcome approach at a time when yoga is too often seems as just another way to get fit. ... The most erudite of the recent offerings."-- (Tricycle)
More About the Author
Still, after three years, I dropped practice and lived in the Lower East Side, writing about the punk music and film movement. Had a band called Bozo Jesus, and wrote a film "Her Name Is Lisa" that got me to the Berlin Film Festival in 1987 where I experienced my 15 minutes of fame.
In 1989, after another relationship hit the dust, I got back into practice and discovered Thich Nhat Hanh. In 1995 I took precepts with him, and in 1997 I was ordained into the Order of Interbeing. In 2000, I also started Dharma Student practice with the Korean Zen Master, Samu Sunim. He found me fit enough to ordain me as a Dharma Teacher (Poep Sa) on July 4th, 2007.
I currently live in Tucson, Arizona with my wife and two cats. I teach at Tucson Yoga and throughout the world. I'd love to hear from you!
Top Customer Reviews
The sequences are very basic and very repetitive -- with the same photographs being used over and over again.
In short, there are better books on the practice of Mindfulness and there are better books on Yoga practice.
If you want both in one book, then this one is OK. Although, personally, I'd recommend Erich Schiffman's "Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness" over this one.
My copy of Schiffmann's book is well thumbed. But I doubt that I will pull "Mindfulness Yoga" off my bookshelf too many more times.
Now, I wrote in my blog about the embarrassing, albeit amusing, experience I had at Kripalu. I bought this book and then told some strange guy that I was devouring it (which I was) only to discover that the stranger was the author. I had bought the book to read it when I came home my resistance to its temptation was futile. I only wish I had waited because now I would love to refer back to the things that interested me most about Boccio's teachings. He does a wonderful job of showing how the two spiritual practices inform one another. The Eight Limbs of Yoga. The Eightfold Path. How hatha yoga moves with the breath and how the breath grounds a mindfulness meditation practice. It does not take a great deal of imagination to see the parallels but Boccio manages to make it all seem both obvious and profound while still keeping the more esoteric ideas accessible.
He says that each of the practices in the book "can take anywhere from 45 to over an hour and a half" but I found my practices with the book lasting closer to 2 hours and that was even when I held a pose for the shortest number of breaths.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hoping to integrate my yoga practice with mindful meditation. This book has helped me to begin to do that. Reading other books the author suggested too!Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book, and unlike so many other books with pictures or illustrations, this translates perfectly to the Kindle.Published 8 months ago by Maureen M
The title tells it all. Yoga for many is not just an exercise but it is a way of living - with Peace of Mind - Peace of Body & Peace of Breath.
many american yoga teachers use the practice as just a workout---not that theres anything wrong with that. But the word yoga means yoking.... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by tea lover
an excellent combination of meditation and yoga practice.
Get this one for your meditation library at home.