Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living (Paperback)
Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, restoring the tradition's intended function as a complete, practical philosophy for daily living.
Expanding upon the teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the core text of the yoga tradition, Donna Farhi describes yoga's transforming power as a complete life practice, far beyond its common reduction to mere exercise routine or stress management. This is the philosophy of yoga as a path to a deeper awareness of self. Drawing upon her years of teaching with students, Farhi guides readers through all the pitfalls and promises of navigating a spiritual practice.
Farhi's engaging and accessible style and broad experience offer important teachings for newcomers and seasoned practitioners of yoga alike. And because her teachings of yoga philosophy extend into every corner of daily life, this book is an equally accessible guide to those seeking spiritual guidance without learning the pretzel bendings of the physical practice itself. As one of the top teachers worldwide, Farhi's exploration of the core philosophy of yoga is destined to become an instant classic.
Internationally renowned and bestselling author Donna Farhi moves yoga practice beyond the mat into our everyday lives, teaching us the tools to fight the weight of laziness, inaction, and misplaced attention, to rediscover the true values of our lives, and those parts of living that most deserve our attention and will reap the healthiest benefits. Moving away from trivial pursuits and petty grievances, we can find a connection to our inner divinity, creating a life where every moment is precious.
“Practitioners the world around will be grateful to have this book.” — Stephen Cope, Senior Scholar in Residence, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
“Farhi presents in clear and imminently practical terms how we can live our yoga right now.” — Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, author of 30 Essential Yoga Poses
“An intelligent work, a fun, interesting read, and a timely inspiration. Savor what Donna offers here.” — Erich Schiffmann, author of YOGA: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
“Her wise and eloquent discourse... has illuminated the yoga tradition for the 21st century.” — Yoga Journal