The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide to Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 17, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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The remarkable benefits of yoga, which include improved flexibility, balance, muscle tone, endurance, and vitality, only hint at the extraordinary power of this deeply spiritual practice. When adhered to and practiced mindfully, yoga can unlock readers’ full creative potential, their capacity for love and compassion, and ability to find success in all areas of their lives. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga brings spirituality back to yoga. It shows how the Seven Spiritual Laws play a crucial role in yoga’s path to enlightenment while providing readers with a wealth of meditation techniques, mantras, breathing exercises, and yoga poses. Whether a newcomer to yoga or an experienced practitioner, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is a portal to yoga’s deeper spiritual dimension and a beautiful step to a happier, more harmonious, and more abundant life.
  

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Very down to earth explanations. - Goodreads
Great introduction to this long tradition. - Goodreads
I did pick up some useful tips for meditation, though. - Goodreads

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A beautiful guide to living through yogic practices that are simple truths. Read full review

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Deepak Chopra sets the tone with this book of his, as he portrays yoga as being one the prime objective towards the welfare of human beings. He writes briefly on its impact upon man's sane health, the ... Read full review

Contents

The Seven Spiritual Laws in Action
Layers of Life
Adi Shankara the Sage of Sages
The Physical BodyThe Field of Molecules
The Subtle BodyThe Mind Field
The Causal BodyThe Field of Pure Potentiality
The First Branch of YogaYama
The Second Branch of YogaNiyama
Expression Chakra
Intuition Chakra
So Hum Meditation
Meditation Experiences
Attention and Intention Meditation
The Yoga of Meditation
Pranayama Breathing Exercises
Breathwork in Action

The Third Branch of YogaAsana
The Fourth Branch of YogaPranayama
The Fifth Branch of YogaPratyahara
The Sixth Branch of YogaDharana
The Seventh Branch of YogaDhyana
Law 1 The Law of Pure Potentiality
Law 2 The Law of Giving and Receiving
Law 3 The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
Law 4 The Law of Least Effort
Law 5 The Law of Intention and Desire
Law 6 The Law of Detachment
Law 7 The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life
Implement Your Insights
Chakra Meditation
Root Chakra
Creativity Chakra
Energy Chakra
Body Awareness Poses
Balancing Poses
Yoga in MotionSalutations to the Sun
Return Cycle
Sun Salutations in a Chair
EnergyOpening Poses
Yoga in Action
Pranayama 5 to 10 minutes
Flexibility Postures 10 to 20 minutes
Balancing Postures 5 to 10 minutes
Sun Salutations 5 to 20 minutes
Bandhas 2 to 5 minutes
EnergyOpening Postures 5 to 10 minutes
Activate the Spiritual Law of the Day 5 minutes
Prioritizing
By Deepak
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DEEPAK CHOPRA, M.D., is one of the world's bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Dr. Chopra has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, and many other major television shows, and he was the subject of a cover story in Time magazine.

DAVID SIMON, M.D., is the cofounder, CEO, and Medical Director of the Chopra Center. With Deepak Chopra and Leanne Backer, he coauthored The Chopra Center Cookbook, and he is the author of Return to Wholeness and the Nautilus Award-winning Vital Energy.

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