Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic
  • Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic
  • Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

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by Darren Main
     
 

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Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic brings classical teachings alive and helps us move our rewarding experience of yoga beyond the mat and meditation cushion and into the whole of life.

For modern yogis feeling challenged in our efforts to remain deeply spiritual, contemplative, and centered amid the stresses and complications of urban life, this book

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Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic brings classical teachings alive and helps us move our rewarding experience of yoga beyond the mat and meditation cushion and into the whole of life.

For modern yogis feeling challenged in our efforts to remain deeply spiritual, contemplative, and centered amid the stresses and complications of urban life, this book serves as both inspiration and guide. Darren Main's fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga shows us the way to apply the ancient wisdom of India to every moment and every breath so that even our busiest days can be powerful and mystical adventures, filled with all the wonder and magic that was once reserved for those living as monks and nuns. Yoga for the twenty-first century, this is the fulfilling and joyful path of the urban mystic.

"Darren Main explains how to turn [life's] distractions into darshan, with humor, lightness, and love. He also explains the Yoga Sutra, the chakras, pranayama, and other esoteric yoga philosophies in a live and engaging way. His humorous style and delicious honesty create a thoroughly modern approach to this ancient science."

-The Bodhi Tree Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583488768
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Yogi Amrit Desai
Darren John Main takes yoga off the yoga mat - adroitly applying the ancient system of yoga to the daily challenges of the modern mystic. Combining personal insight and anecdotes with practical, down-to-earth teachings, he brings you into a world in which every part of your life has sacred and transformative potential.
—(Yogi Amrit Desai, Founder of Kripalu Yoga and author of Amrit Yoga)
Sharon Gannon
Sharon Gannon, co-creator of Jivamukti Yoga
Our urban lifestyles could greatly benefit from a bit of mysticism. To live in a magical mystical world one only has to uncover the potencial in their own daily lives. Darren John Main gives us a how to book book on yoga which offers us ways to transform the mundane into the mystical.
Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.D
With gentle humor and obvious knowledge, Darren Main shares with us his practice and understanding of yoga. He does a beautiful job of interspersing his life experiences with the classical teachings in a way that makes them clear and alive. You will enjoy this book.
—(Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., physical therapist, international yoga teacher and author of Relax and Renew and Living Your Yoga.)
John Friend
John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga
Darren Main's Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic is a completely delightful and insightful introduction to the philosophy of yoga for the modern practitioner. Darren's personable and compassionate style makes the philosophical visions of Classical Yoga and Vedanta easily accessible and applicable for the quickly growing yoga community in the West.
Beryl Bender Birch
As yogis we pursue transformation, but mostly get change. Darren Main and his book, Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic motivates us with simple humor, honesty and personal experience to stay the course, keep the faith and turn change into transformation.
—(Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga)
Stephen Cope
In Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Darren John Main has given us a wonderful doorway into the potentially complex world of raja yoga. His work provides us with a compelling but accessible Baedeker to the sometimes dense world of Indian metaphysics. It is a yoga commentary with a uniquely American voice. It is piquant, experience-near, real, contemporary, and very sensitive to the reader for whom the world of Sanskrit terms and Indian ideas is completely new and foreign. Darren's work, like raja yoga itself, is precise and methodical in its approach to spiritual practice.
—(Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self)

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