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Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There's Nothing to Worry About Paperback – November 11, 2003
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About the Author
Steve Ross has been a yoga instructor for twenty years. Called Yogi to the Stars by InStyle, Ross has appeared in numerous publications including Vanity Fair and the New York Times. He is the host of Inhale, an early morning yoga program on the Oxygen network, and is a yoga teacher and retreat leader at Maha Yoga in his hometown of Los Angeles.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a lovely book ostensibly about yoga (and it is), but more than that, about life. It is about how ordinary people can learn from yogic wisdom and apply it to our mainstream lives. It is about how to be enlightened, simply and happily, rather than rigorously and with struggle.
Full of wisdom and strong opinions from the author (especially about veganism---the author is a vegan), you may not agree with everything, but you will enjoy this book greatly and learn a lot. It will make you think and examine your beliefs. It will also make you happy---the subtitle is "7 Reasons Why There's Nothing to Worry About". An example of one secret: "You Can't Get Happy (You Can Only Be Happy)".
There are brief questions for reflection throughout the book. It is well-organized.
People who will enjoy and benefit from this book are:
Those who practice yoga very seriously.
Those who have never tried yoga and who wonder what it's all about.
Those who think a lot and who spend time worrying.
Those who want to "wake up", sensing that they are sleepwalking through their lives and missing something.
Other very serious people.
This is a happy book, although I wouldn't call it light. It's not heavy, either, though. "Fun" and "deep" would be the best description...well..."happy"---and thus unique. I really enjoyed it. Oftentimes I'd feel happy and blissful just reading it and contemplating on the points the author would make.
The only negative about the book is that the yoga postures at the end of each chapter are very advanced---many at the contortionist level---with instructions not anywhere near beginner level. I just looked at the pictures.Read more ›
The book features lessons followed by suggested exercises (mental as well as physical) that can guide you on your journey. I've been to many yoga classes and found that they can be indimitading and pretentious to newcomers. This book explains the principles of yoga in a way that beginners can understand and feel in sync when practicing with more experienced others.
Every lesson had has inspired me - I can already tell that this will be a book that I pick up time & again.
I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who is just getting started with a yoga practice and wants a deeper understanding of the underlying philosophy of yoga. And anyone who already has a clue about yoga will find this to be a helpful reminder of those very important principles that are so easy to forget sometimes. FINALLY! A GOOD YOGA BOOK!
"The extent of a person's evolution is proportionate to their acceptance of the unacceptable"
I'd recommend "Happy Yoga" even for people who have no intention of practicing the physical side of Yoga.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gift for my daughter. I used to love to watch Steve Ross and wish there was a way to view him again. This book is a great second, though!Published 2 months ago by Poppy Filipponi
Dietary advice aside, Steve speaks many truths in this easy to read and inspiring book. If you are already familiar with yoga philosophy you will find his perspective easy and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
SUMS UP ALL THE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD AND CAN BE TOTALLY HAPPY AND AT PEACE AND PERFECTLY CONTENT WITH WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU HAVE AND TRULY LIVE IN THE MOMENT. :)Published 9 months ago by Carl E Burkowske Jr.
Made my heart smile!! I re read this book periodically, it really keeps me on the page of life where there is nothing to worry about!!Published 12 months ago by :):):):):):)
One of the best yoga books I've read in a long time. It's easy to read in understandable language. Helped my rein my ego in like nothing else!Published 12 months ago by Heather Hamel