Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind: A Guide to Personal Reintegration

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Here is a practical and accessible introduction to the full, multifaceted richness of the yoga tradition. While most yoga books focus only on poses, Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind integrates the three fundamental elements of a complete yoga practice: asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation. A. G. Mohan, an internationally respected teacher, also explains essential philosophical concepts and offers the yogic perspective on health and healing. With step-by-step instructions and abundant ...
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Overview

Here is a practical and accessible introduction to the full, multifaceted richness of the yoga tradition. While most yoga books focus only on poses, Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind integrates the three fundamental elements of a complete yoga practice: asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation. A. G. Mohan, an internationally respected teacher, also explains essential philosophical concepts and offers the yogic perspective on health and healing. With step-by-step instructions and abundant illustrations, Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind is the type of comprehensive guide that will be of interest to every yoga practitioner.

The author explains that often when we feel stress or a sense that life has gotten out of control, it's not because of life events themselves, but because the state of our own mind has become chaotic and fragmented. When we are in a state of what he calls "personal integration," we are centered, contented, and able to see people and events in life as they truly are. In this state, people are most able to make decisions and take actions that are clear and positive. In Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind Mohan provides a structured yoga program to help readers cultivate this state of balance and integration. The book also includes an introduction to the practice of yoga therapy.

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"An extraordinary Hatha manual . . . one you can read, savor, and refer to again and again as your practice unfolds. It is distinguished from its peers by its emphasis on individualized therapy and its translation of the philosophy of the yoga sutras into everyday practice."— Yoga Journal

"Offers much for both beginner and expert to experience a new depth in their yoga practice."— NAPRA Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570629778
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/29/2002
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 837,746
  • Product dimensions: 8.39 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A. G. Mohan studied with Sri T. Krishnamacharya for eighteen years until the master’s death in 1989. He is the author of numerous books. He lives in Chennai, India, with his wife, Indra, and son, Ganesh. The Mohans also teach workshops in the United States, India, and Europe.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2008

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    This is a wonderful book. Many people think that yoga practice is contorting the body into different shapes. But yoga is for everyone wanting to have a fulfilling life. In the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya, the grandfather of modern day yoga, A.G. Mohan includes practices for integration of all aspects of our lives in this book.

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