Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind

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Wisdom Publications, Jun 10, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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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.

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Review: Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind

User Review  - Francisco Fantes - Goodreads

Very interesting. The organization of it is a bit confusing, but the overall sentiment is great for someone interested in both mindfulness and yoga. At times, though, the parallels seem a bit forced the way Boccio presents them even though they needn't be. Read full review

Review: Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind

User Review  - Francisco Fantes - Goodreads

Very interesting. The organization of it is a bit confusing, but the overall sentiment is great for someone interested in both mindfulness and yoga. At times, though, the parallels seem a bit forced the way Boccio presents them even though they needn't be. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Frank Jude Boccio, an interfaith minister, integrates the practice and philosophy of yoga, Buddhism, and Ayurveda. He is a certified yoga teacher/therapist through the Bateman Institute on New York City.

Georg Feuerstein is the author of many books about the theory and practice of Yoga, including The Yoga Tradition.

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