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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: A.R.E. Press (Association of Research & Enlig (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876044038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876044032
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,738,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

In this volume, Stearn focuses his research and reporting abilities on helping readers understand the benefits of yoga and its connection to reincarnation. Stearn's knowledge of reincarnation and his clear and compelling writing style help readers to understand how their past may be affecting their present, and how problems, progress, and relationships may relate to a former lifetime.

Customer Reviews

One of my favorite reads. . . .
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I recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn more about hatha yoga from a layman's perspective.
David Hann
I bought this copy to replace an original copy that i have worn out reading.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By June Campbell on March 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
I discovered this book in a second hand store about 15 years ago. I had no thoughts of practicing yoga at the time, but the book looked interesting. I bought it for a few cents, and became motivated. I used Stearn's book to teach myself hatha yoga. Despite obvious benefits, I fell away from yoga after a year or two. Recently, I decided it was time to take up the practice again... but my ragged old paperback book had long gone missing.
Perusing the local bookstores revealed plenty of books about yoga, but none that struck my fancy the way Stearn's book did. I could not find a copy in Vancouver, but luckily, Amazon had a new edition in stock. I now have a brand new copy and I'm putting it to the same good use I did 15 years ago.
There's something about this book and Stearn's style of writing that I like. If you're thinking of taking up yoga, this one's worth a look.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By yogi1111@pacbell.net on June 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
The black and white photos of Marcia Moore doing the major Yoga Asanas are what inspired me to study and practice Yoga as a sixteen yr. old. This was in 1965, though the Photos have not suffered in the paperback edition.
I have been teaching Yoga since 1972 (I have a degree in Physical Education) and have sat at the feet of many masters over the years, and I still think this is one of the best books out there for beginners or otherwise for learning postures and breathing.
Jess Stearn did a kind thing to share his experiences at Marcia Moore's Ashram, and to chronicle how Yoga practice helped him overcome the effect of years at his desk as a Daily News Reporter. And Frank Stork's photos will make you want to stand on your head, etc. . .
Namaste Marcia Moore! (We honour the light within you).
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "tdyeshe" on June 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
...I still think this is the best book to teach anyone yoga from scratch. I have done many types of yoga, in excange for the space, or the job, or the study, but they all had serious problems. The worst of them were downright dangerous. Learning in a class, even from an experienced teacher, a tape, or one-on-one, will have you listening to something other than your own body, and is, more often than not, injurious. Gather the information first, practice slowly and meticulously, and you will improve faster than any other way. The best thing about this book is that it stresses the how and why, rather than the usual, "Do this!" As with everything, it's not as much WHAT you do...it's HOW you do it. Plow your way through the rest of it for the occasional tip, rule, or instruction, and you will be amazed at the benefits.
I first read this book because it was the only book in English that I hadn't read, in that part of Japan, during the Vietnam war. As a 20-something agnostic-by-mind, atheist-by-heart, all I was interested in was getting in shape physically, and, perhaps, controlling my own emotions. Imagine my surprise when, 3 months later, I found I had become an entirely different person! Not only was I physically more capable than I had ever been in my life, but I had the courage and the confidence to change my life into what I wanted it to be. My vision had been 20/200, it was now perfect, as an example.
You won't find the instructions for that in the positions illustrated in the back, or the pictures. You must read the text....with a notebook or a highlighter and dog-earred pages, but it's there, in language even a child can understand. The stories may entertain you, they may irritate you, but everything is there that you need.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 1997
Format: Paperback
Jess Stearn takes us through his exploration of yoga using a middle-aged, somewhat skeptical, Western writer's approach to this ageless Eastern discipline. This is not a theoretical discussion or scholarly dissertation. Stearn actually spent 3 months living with Marcia Moore and her husband at their ashram in Concord as a resident student. During this time, with infinite patience and good humour, Moore taught him the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga, and Stearn despite his initial doubts became a loyal convert. Stearn is an excellent and interesting writer. The book includes 3 sets of exercises for beginner, middle, and advanced stages, and the exercise positions are well illustrated. I only wish it was still available in hard-copy. I only have one of my original 4 Bantam paper-backs left. The other 3 were lent out and never returned
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By yogi1111@pacbell.net on June 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
The black and white photos of Marcia Moore doing the major Yoga Asanas is what inspired me to study and practice Yoga as a sixteen yr. old. This was in 1965, though the Photos have not suffered in the paperback edition.
I have been teaching Yoga since 1972 (I have a degree in Physical Education) and have sat at the feet of many masters over the years, and I still think this is one of the best books out there for beginners or otherwise for learning postures and breathing.
Jess Stearn did a kind thing to share his experiences at Marcia Moore's Ashram, and to chronicle how Yoga practice helped him overcome the effect of years at his desk as a Daily News Reporter. And Frank Stork's photos will make you want to stand on your head, etc. . .
Namaste Marcia Moore! (We honour the light within you).
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