Yoga of the heart : ten ethical principles for gaining limitless growth, confidence, and achievement (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Yoga of the heart : ten ethical principles for gaining limitless growth, confidence, and achievement

Author: Alice Christensen; Philip Lief Group.
Publisher: New York : Daybreak Books : St. Martin's Press [distributor], ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is so much more to yoga than physical exercises and a concentration on the breath. Yoga means union, and Christensen, who has been studying and teaching yoga for more than 40 years, uses the term to refer to the joining of physical and spiritual bodies, the ultimate goal of a serious yoga practice. It's not enough to strengthen the body, students must also strengthen their ethics and their mystical awareness.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Christensen; Philip Lief Group.
ISBN: 087596429X 9780875964294
OCLC Number: 38048430
Notes: "Produced by the Philip Lief Group, Inc."
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The spiritual body : your inner power source --
Many roads all ending in one place --
Introduction to the ten ethical principles of yoga --
Ethic #1 : nonviolence : don't harm yourself --
Ethic #2 : truthfulness : don't lie to yourself --
Ethic #3 : nonstealing : don't steal from yourself or others --
Ethic #4 : celibacy : be respectful and aware of sexual desire in yourself --
Ethic #5 : nonhoarding : simplify the things you want and need --
Ethic #6 : purity : make yourself clear and powerful --
Ethic #7 : contentment : practice being happy in the moment --
Ethic #8 : tolerance : encourage heroic capability in yourself --
Ethic #9 : study : nourish your spiritual body --
Ethic #10 : remembrance : recognize the support of your spiritual body --
The passion of unity.
Responsibility: Alice Christensen.

Abstract:

There is so much more to yoga than physical exercises and a concentration on the breath. Yoga means union, and Christensen, who has been studying and teaching yoga for more than 40 years, uses the term to refer to the joining of physical and spiritual bodies, the ultimate goal of a serious yoga practice. It's not enough to strengthen the body, students must also strengthen their ethics and their mystical awareness. It is these subtle yet profoundly empowering realms that Christensen so eloquently and encouragingly introduces to her readers. She offers in-depth definitions of 10 ethical principles, beginning with nonviolence, and then explains how each commitment, whether it's to truthfulness, tolerance, or purity, enriches daily life. In classic yogic style, she touches on every facet of existence from love and relationships to expectations and disappointments in her commonsensible yet inspired commentary, combining her gifts for keen observation, metaphor and analogy, practical advice, and great spiritual insight. Yoga taught on this level offers the very best self-help anyone could ask for. - Donna Seaman; 224p-

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