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Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness Paperback – May 1, 2000
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In Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness, Donna Farhi, Yoga Journal columnist, author of The Breathing Book, and internationally recognized yoga teacher, shows yoga students of all levels and traditions how to use yoga as spiritual practice and a vehicle to connect body and mind.
Most of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is devoted to the asanas (yoga postures) and the practices of breathing and meditation. More than 240 photographs and line drawings show how to do the various poses and exercises. Postures are accompanied by benefits and effects, cautions, tips, and prenatal suggestions. Numerous inquiries are spread through the text to help the reader explore the body-mind-spirit connection. Farhi also explains what yoga is, summarizes the living principles (wise characteristics and codes for living soulfully), discusses the seven moving principles of yoga, and explores the body's organ systems. If you are ready to take your yoga practice to the next level, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is an excellent guide to help you connect with everything yoga has to offer. --Ellen Albertson
From Library Journal
-Debra Mitts, Glenview P.L., IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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For me, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit pulls together the disciplines (moving principles, anatomy, yamas/niyamas, mediatation) one needs to understand to realize the true benefits of yoga practice. The communication of these areas through the written word, photographs and illustrations (incredible helpful), and organization and layout makes every page a gem. Most of all the spirit of Donna Farhi's own "digging" into the subject area and learning comes through in a generous sharing and caring for the reader's own efforts to yield the fruits of yoga practice. Her crystal clear communication, examples, and her unique way of presenting principles have already enabled me to refocus my own practice into a more enjoyable and transforming experience - without all the stress and struggle I generally brought to my practice.
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is a wonderful, enjoyable "workbook" and tool for learning more about your own true nature through yoga. And it is one of the most beautifully produced book I own. It's a great experience.
Donna Farhi helps make your yoga practice more personal (in terms of how to make your practice more internal rather than external), and more spiritual. She's not afraid to talk about the deeper issues of yoga.
This is a complete book of Yoga in the sense that it's not just a book about how to get your body into the proper "shapes". While the asana instruction is very easy to follow and precise, it teaches you how to make the asana's come to life through "the Seven moving principles".
These are things that I've not seen before in any other book.
These are :
1. Breathe. Let the breath move you.
2. Yield. Yield to the earth.
3. Radiate. Move from the inside out.
4. Center. Maintain the integrity of the spine.
5. Support. Whatever touches the ground becomes the foundation of support for each asana.
6. Align. Alignment is the clear sequential flow of force through the body.
7. Engage. Engage the whole body.
These principles are real eye openers and can bring the asanas alive.
She also give ideas on sequencing principle and much much more.
It is by far the best book on Yoga I have seen and I've read quite a few!
The second half of the book centers around the yoga asanas themselves. Farhi groups the poses into chapters on standing postures, sitting postures, back bends, arm balances and upside-down poses, and restorative postures and breathing practices. Each chapter begins with incredibly useful information on properly aligning the body, including many wisdoms which I had never seen before. The descriptions of the individual asanas are also enormously helpful; many include variations for those unable to attain the full posture. I particularly liked the suggestions included under the "Having Trouble?" section, as these anticipated common complaints in many of the poses; those who are pregnant will also appreciate the prenatal guidelines given for every pose.Read more ›
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I liked everything I enjoined a lot l have to read more than one time because it is to most information a lot new things to learn and practicePublished 12 days ago by Ben Reyes
I'm a teacher so I have loads of yoga books. This is one of my favorites simply because her approach is so different and much more accessible than most.Published 18 days ago by woody
This book has helped me greatly in my yoga practice, I appreciate the details given for the different poses, they help me to build on what i am learning in class.Published 25 days ago by El Deana M Pearson
All you need to know and receive is in this book. She is truly a spiritual guidePublished 4 months ago by Gary Ann lord