Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic: 4th Edition (Unabridged)
by Darren Main
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Every day, millions of people roll out their yoga mats or sit on their meditation cushions in an effort to quiet the mind and heal the body. Some practice Iyengar yoga, while others practice vinyasa or restorative yoga—almost all who practice yoga have touched something deep within themselves and had their lives transformed by this ancient practice. In Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main offers a fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga. He shows us the way to apply the ancient wisdom of India to every aspect of life. From work and relationships, to death and dying—allowing even our busiest days to become powerful and mystical adventures, filled with all the wonder and magic that was once reserved for those living as monks and nuns. This is not a book about perfecting yoga asanas or pranayama breathing techniques. It is a book about changing the way we see the world—transforming every experience and relationship into a yoga practice unto itself. Since teachers like Swami Vivakananda and Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga to the West, yoga students and teachers alike have sought to integrate the practice and philosophy of yoga into modern life. Find out why this best-selling yoga book has been used in yoga teacher training programs the world over and has become a modern spiritual classic.
Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic tells an amazing story: the story of yoga. Darren Main illuminates the history, science, and practicality of yoga to both 21st century yogis and non-yogis alike in this easy-to-read text. You will not want to miss this captivating book!
Easy to follow and rich in information
This was my first yoga book and a truly great introduction to the practice, history and science of yoga in an everyday world. Easy to follow and rich in information. I would definitely recommend this book.
Thoughtful reminder of what it's like to be a yogi
I would listen to Yoga and the Path to the Urban Mystic on my Bart commute into work and it was precisely what I needed to hear each day. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in there, that give you permission to be a normal yogi in a modern world. After all its all about conciousness and practice. It's okay that we slip up every once in awhile, how human of us.