Synopses & Reviews
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.
“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
Moving Yoga Practice Beyond the Mat and into Everyday Life
Internationally acclaimed teacher Donna Farhi restores Yoga's traditional role as a complete, practical discipline for everyday living. In this encouragingand straightforward guide, Farhi provides a blueprint for understanding the complete philosophy of Yoga. Bringing Yoga to Life offers tools to help beginners and seasoned practitioners alike navigate the ups and downs of a spiritual practice, illustrating how they can become their own teachers and obtain the deep rewards available through engagement with an authentic path. Brimming with insight gathered from over twenty years of teaching experience, this exploration of the heart of Yoga is essential reading for anyone who practices this ancient tradition.
About the Author
Donna Farhi has practiced Yoga for twenty-eight years and has taught internationally for over two decades. One of Americas most respected and loved Yoga teachers, she travels throughout the world leading retreats and training others to teach. Farhi has been an asana columnist for both Yoga Journal and Yoga International and is the author of the contemporary classics The Breathing Book and Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit. Born in America, she now resides in New Zealand.