Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit

A Return to Wholeness

Donna Farhi

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The author of Yoga Journal's most-read column presents the first holistic guide to yoga

A user-friendly guide illustrated with 240 two-color photographs and illustrations, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit sets forth the tenets of this gentle yet rigorous exercise as no other book has. Integrating the teachings of every tradition, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi reveals how yoga enhances the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. She outlines the seven simple movement principles that underlie all human motion and provides exercises to help readers understand how they can achieve all yoga postures. She also discusses the ten ethical precepts that are the foundation of all yoga teachings and explains how to incorporate them into a spiritually and emotionally rewarding inner practice.

At the heart of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit are more than seventy-five yoga asanas or postures. Each is one pictured and described in detail, and they are arranged into related groups--including standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and breathing practices--or easy reference. A selection of yoga practices of varying lengths and levels of difficulty provides challenges and inspiration for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.

A huge resurgence of interest in yoga is sweeping the country. With its broad scope and holistic approach, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is the ideal book for today's mainstream audience.

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Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit
Part OneGroundworkILiving PrincipleAny change into a new state of being is the result of the fullness of Nature unfolding inherent potential. 
--THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI1WHAT IS YOGA?All people wish to be happy. This seemingly simple desire appears to elude the best-intentioned efforts of even the most intelligent among us. Yet almost everyone has had glimpses of deep peacefulness when they have felt connected both to themselves, to others, and to nature. Curiously, the state of feeling good and whole does not seem to be something we can order up on demand

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Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is a registered movement therapist and yoga teacher who is a much sought-after guest instructor and speaker throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. She is the author of The Breathing Book and has written for Yoga Journal for over a decade. She lives in New Zealand.

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Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit
A Return to Wholeness
Donna Farhi

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
May 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805059700
ISBN10: 0805059709
8 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches, 288 pages, Includes more than two hundred black-and-white photographs and line drawings
$22.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
April 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429997430
ISBN10: 1429997435
288 pages, Includes more than two hundred photographs and line drawings
$10.99
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