Inner stillness. Perfect awareness. True beauty. Yoga is much more than just a physical activity. It is a conscious lifestyle that brings about a profound spiritual and personal transformation. This book on yoga invites you to experience yoga as the ancient masters intended it-a holistic way of life that unites the body, mind, and spirit for complete health and well-being.
With clear instruction, Dr. Robert Butera guides you through ten steps on the path of yoga that are based on traditional yogic principles and practices, yet designed to fit seamlessly into your life. Yoga enthusiasts of all kinds will discover effective tools for creating a life of healthful beauty and inner peace.
Understand the role of physical poses within the larger, holistic system of yoga
Practice breathing techniques (pranayama), work with your energy centers (chakras), and develop your concentration
Overcome psychological blocks, balance your emotions, and grow emotionally and spiritually
"The Pure Heart of Yoga will bring increased depth to your yoga practice . . . It is an excellent book: thoughtful, reflective, deep, and accessible." —Eleanor Criswell, Ed.D., author of How Yoga Works
"That he's able to instruct and inspire with a warm heart and skillful direction, without judgment or prejudice about the "style" or your yoga of choice, is good reason to believe this book will bring life to your practice."; —Yoga Journal
Let's take a look at the rules of a yogic lifestyle.
Intent to Refrain from Negative Behaviors (Yamas)
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Yoga is a transformational process, a great way transcend the challenges we all face in our lives, whatever they may be. But what about those of us who have never practiced yoga before? What of those who aren't in the best of physical shape? What of those who have been practicing for years and now suffer from "Yoga Burnout?" Dr. Robert Butera, author of The Pure Heart of Yoga, outlines 10 steps to transform your yoga practice and connect with the infinite.
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