The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Sep 8, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
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Inner stillness. Perfect awareness. True beauty. Yoga is much more than just a physical activity. It is a conscious lifestyle that brings about a profound spiritual and personal transformation. This book on yoga invites you to experience yoga as the ancient masters intended it-a holistic way of life that unites the body, mind, and spirit for complete health and well-being.

With clear instruction, Dr. Robert Butera guides you through ten steps on the path of yoga that are based on traditional yogic principles and practices, yet designed to fit seamlessly into your life. Yoga enthusiasts of all kinds will discover effective tools for creating a life of healthful beauty and inner peace.

  • Understand the role of physical poses within the larger, holistic system of yoga
  • Practice breathing techniques (pranayama), work with your energy centers (chakras), and develop your concentration
  • Overcome psychological blocks, balance your emotions, and grow emotionally and spiritually

Visit www.pureheartofyoga.com for free video clips of demonstrated yoga postures.

"The Pure Heart of Yoga will bring increased depth to your yoga practice . . . It is an excellent book: thoughtful, reflective, deep, and accessible."
—Eleanor Criswell, Ed.D., author of How Yoga Works

"That he's able to instruct and inspire with a warm heart and skillful direction, without judgment or prejudice about the "style" or your yoga of choice, is good reason to believe this book will bring life to your practice.";
—Yoga Journal

 

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Contents

step three Posture Asana 49
step four Breathing Pranayama 75
step five Archetypes Purvaja 99
step six Energy Centers Chakras 127
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Robert Butera, MDiv, PhD (Devon, PA) founded the YogaLife Institute in Pennsylvania, where he trains yoga and meditation teachers and comprehensive yoga therapists. Robert’s PhD at CA Institute of Integral Studies focused on Yoga Therapy for Immunity. He publishes Yoga Living Magazine and authored The Pure Heart of Yoga and Meditation for Your Life. Visit him online at YogaLifeInstitute.com.

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