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Yoga Body, Buddha Mind
     

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

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by Cyndi Lee
 

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In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee -- author of the bestselling series OM Yoga in a Box -- shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga

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In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee -- author of the bestselling series OM Yoga in a Box -- shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. Her book offers simple meditation programs and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens. Written in the same personal, comfortable, and charismatic style that Cyndi Lee has brought to her classes, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind is a comprehensive how-to guide for spiritual well-being and the ultimate enlightening experience.

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Library Journal
Hatha yoga teacher, practicing Tibetan Buddhist, and founder of the Om Yoga Center in Manhattan, Lee (Om Yoga) here combines the basic teachings of Buddhism and meditation with yoga instruction. The book is an easy introduction to Buddhism, stating that our bodies are part of the world's body; our minds are part of the world's mind. Each chapter focuses on the yoga body and Buddha mind, approaching the poses from both points of view. Meditation is about waking up to thought processes and experiencing all states of mind. Lee has a chapter simply on how to stand. Every sequence of poses is separated into levels for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Clear alignment instruction accompanies the individual asanas, which are illustrated with helpful photographs. The book closes with three yoga class programs, illustrated with stick figures. This is a useful and workable manual to develop a meditation and yoga practice. Lee's sensible suggestions make the poses come alive. A valuable asset to yoga collections.--Dede Fellrath, Tampa Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101007419
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
380,938
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

 

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Acknowledgements

 

ONE - AWAKENED UNION

TWO - CALM ABIDING

THREE - THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE

FOUR - THE MIDDLE PATH

FIVE - PATH WITHOUT A GOAL

SIX - HOW TO BE A WARRIOR

SEVEN - DYNAMIC EQUANIMITY

EIGHT - THE GROUND OF NON-HARMING

NINE - AWAKENED HEART

TEN - TOPSY-TURVY WORLD

ELEVEN - HOW TO RELAX

TWELVE - CREATING THE MANDALA

 

CONCLUSION

CLASS PROGRAMS

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is complete and accurate. However, neither the publisher nor the author is engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the individual reader. The ideas, procedures, and suggestions contained in this book are not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Neither the author nor the publisher shall be liable or responsible for any loss,
injury, or damage allegedly arising from any information or suggestion in this book.

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Copyright © 2004 by Cyndi Lee

Interior photographs by David Bartolomi

 

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First Riverhead trade paperback edition: August 2004

 

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

 

Lee, Cyndi.

Yoga body, Buddha mind / Cyndi Lee. p. cm.

eISBN : 978-1-101-00741-9

1. Yoga, Haòha—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Exercise—Handbooks, manuals, etc.

3. Health—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title.

 

RA781.7.L438 2004

613.7’046—dc22

2004046793

 

 

For all my teachers,
especially Gehlek Rimpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 

and

 

for all my students,
especially the OMmies

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thank you to Melvin McLeod—without his initial encouragement, generosity, and guidance as well as the opportunity to write a yoga column in the Shambhala Sun for the past three years, this book would not exist.

Way back when, my dear student Jean Gallagher, who is a writing teacher and poet, read my first little work in progress. She helped me make it so much better, and she liked it! To her I make a low gassho.

I am very grateful to Shayna Samuels for actually putting me on a schedule, nudging me about deadlines, and then editing the whole book twice before it even went to the publisher.

Much appreciation to my patient and supportive editor, Amy Hertz, for her passion for yoga, dharma sisterhood, and two crucial pieces of advice that were just what I needed. Her assistant, Marc Haeringer, has been so helpful every step of the way.

A huge thank-you to my agent, Sarah Jane Freyman, who told me there was a book inside me and gave me the tools to unearth it.

Hugs and bows to Catherine Lippincott, publicist and yogini, and Brian Liem, OM Yoga Center’s director of programming as well as an OM yoga teacher, for being the yoga models in this book. Margi Young and Jennifer Brilliant were the sharp and kind eagle eyes for our asanas.

I offer sincere thanks to the fine, committed, and talented yoga teachers at OM Yoga Center who use their hearts and hands in equal measure to share this practice of yoga and Buddhist teachings with all of our students.

Thank you also to all the front desk folks and those who have held down the fort in the back office each time I vanished to work on this book.

The people at OM that play the part of students are truly why OM is a home and a family. We have been through so much together and I can never express how much you all mean to me. Thanks for letting me try out all these stories on you and for coming along on the ride.

I have been extremely fortunate to learn about yoga and life from many teachers and I am grateful to them all, especially the sweet and smart Judith Lasater and the masterful Rodney Yee.

Meet the Author

Cyndi Lee has been a practitioner of both Tibetan Buddhism and Hatha Yoga for over 20 years. She taught yoga at Crunch, Equinox, Reebok, and Jivamukti before opening the now-famous Om Yoga center in downtown Manhattan. Author of the bestselling Om Yoga in a Box series, she teaches regular classes at her yoga center and leads yoga and meditation retreats all over the world.

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