Synopses & Reviews
Whether you have no background in meditation or yoga or have been practicing for years, Mindfulness Yoga is for you. This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new form of yoga, Mindfulness Yoga
, which seamlessly integrates the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with traditional asana yoga practice.
Mindfulness Yoga emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, an aspect often overlooked in a culture that tends to fixate solely on the physical benefits of yoga. Unlike any other Buddhism-meets-yoga book, Mindfulness Yoga presents the two disciplines as a single practice that brings health to the body and liberates the mind and spirit, awakening compassion and fostering equanimity and joy. Mindfulness Yoga will appeal to the many people who have an interest in yoga, Buddhism, and meditation, but who may not have been able to find a teacher who could bring these practices together in a meaningful, practical way.
In the first part of the book, author Frank Jude Boccio offers a superb and lively introduction to the Buddha's teachings and locates them within the larger context of the Indian spiritual traditions. Then, in the second half of the book, Boccio offers three complete Mindfulness Yoga sequences, including over 100 pictures, with detailed guidance for body, breath, and mind. Special lay-flat binding makes this book even more useful as a practice aid.
Emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice.
Drawing on several forms of yoga, a student of Thich Nhat Hanh serves up an accessible introduction to yoga from a Buddhist perspective that outlines the movements, poses, and breathing technique in seventy-five illustrations. Original.
"It's about time somebody wrote this!" Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are
This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new integration of yoga and meditation: Mindfulness Yoga. Mindfulness Yoga emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, a dimension too often overlooked. In a manner unlike any book before it, Mindfulness Yoga presents the two disciplines as a single practice that enlivens the body, liberates the spirit, and awakens compassion, equanimity, and joy.
Whether you're a beginner or have been practicing for years, Mindfulness Yoga is for you. User-friendly, easy-to-follow sequences are laid out with over 100 accompanying photos in this innovative presentation of mindfulness meditation and yoga. Special lay-flat binding makes this book even more useful as a practice aid.
About the Author
Frank Jude Boccio, an interfaith minister and longtime student of Thich Nhat Hanh who integrates the practice and philosophy of yoga, Buddhism, and Ayurveda. His background includes a 700-hour training program under the guidance of Georg Feuerstein, and he is currently a senior student in Dharma Teacher Training under the guidance of Samu Sunim. Boccio is a certified yoga teacher/therapist through the Bateman Institute on New York City, and teaches yoga in Brooklyn and New Paltz, New York, as well as regularly leading Mindfulness Yoga sessions at Zen Mountain Monastery and other spiritual retreat centers. He lives in Tillson, New York.
Georg Feuerstein is the founder and president of Yoga Research and Education Center and the author of many books about the theory and practice of Yoga, including The Yoga Tradition.