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

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 17, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 207 pages
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. 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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While most current guides focus on yoga's asana (physical practice), this concise book emphasizes its spiritual aspects. Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind ) and Simon (medical director, Chopra Ctr ... Read full review

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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
Intuition Chakra
Consciousness 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
The Eighth Branch of YogaSamadhi
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
Heart Chakra
Expression 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
So Hum Meditation 10 to 30 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
By Deepak
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Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India in 1946. He was educated as a medical doctor, specializing in endocrinology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He served as Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and has taught at Tufts and Boston University Medical Schools. He recognized limitations in the ways that his medical education approached treatment of individuals. Introduced to the ancient methods of Hindu healing, known as Ayurveda, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he saw a way to add a spiritual dimension to treatment of illness. Chopra's thinking led him to develop a theory that he called Quantum Healing, which combines Western and Hindu medical practice. In 1984, Chopra brought Ayurvedic medicine to the United States, and within a year he established the Ayurvedic Health Centre of Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He is also the founding President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and eventually founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He has written more than 55 books including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old; Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence; Creating Affluence: The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams; The Shadow Effect and Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet; Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges; and Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being. He has won numerous awards including a Quill Award for Peace Is the Way and the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards for The Book of Secrets. He also writes novels including The Return of Merlin; Soulmate; and Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.

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