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How Yoga Works Paperback – September 1, 2005
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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.
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This is a really great book for just the story if nothing else. Yet within the story is the real understanding of what Yoga is all about and where it can bring us to in our lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Florence S. Tavor
Excelente book!!! If you are looking for a passionate story about "how yoga works", this is the book!!Published 2 months ago by Fernando Pasquel
This was a required reading for the RYT200 program I completed and I STRONGLY recommend to anyone interested in yoga or a new perspective over all. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stefany Carroll
I generally like the fable, if only I didn't know already how Christine's husband ended up dead out in the desert by Geshe Michael Roach's compound. It's a little creepy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kumarido
Great book. I recommend it for those who wish to have a deeper understanding of the yoga sutra.Published 4 months ago by Susan S.