Every day, millions of people roll out their yoga mats or sit on their meditation cushions in an effort to quiet the mind and heal the body. Some practice Iyengar yoga, while others practice vinyasa or restorative yoga—almost all who practice yoga have touched something deep within themselves and had their lives transformed by this ancient practice.
In Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main offers a fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga. He shows us the way to apply the ancient wisdom of India to every aspect of life. From work and relationships, to death and dying—allowing even our busiest days to become powerful and mystical adventures, filled with all the wonder and magic that was once reserved for those living as monks and nuns.
This is not a book about perfecting yoga asanas or pranayama breathing techniques. It is a book about changing the way we see the world—transforming every experience and relationship into a yoga practice unto itself.
Since teachers like Swami Vivakananda and Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga to the West, yoga students and teachers alike have sought to integrate the practice and philosophy of yoga into modern life. Find out why this best-selling yoga book has been used in yoga teacher training programs the world over and has become a modern spiritual classic.
“With gentle humor and obvious knowledge, Darren Main shares with us his practice and understanding of yoga.” -Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. author of 30 Essential Yoga Poses and Living Your Yoga
“Darren Main gives us a how-to book on yoga, which offers us ways to transform the mundane into the mystical.” -Sharon Gannon, author of Jivamukti Yoga
“Darren Main is wonderfully talented at bringing the essence of living yoga off the mat fully to life for all who are on the yoga path.” -Mark Stephens, author of Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques
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An invaluable resource for any student of yoga.
Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to apply the ancient traditions of yoga to a modern Western lifestyle in a way that is both meaningful and respectful. In combining a comprehensive overview of the "8 Limbs" of yoga philosophy with anecdotes from his personal life, Darren Main strikes a perfect balance between depth and accessibility that makes for an enjoyable and relatable read.
- J. Lee
Great for Yoga Teacher Training!
Deep and digestible insights into the the theory,philosophy and practical application of Yoga. Darren does a great job making Yoga accessible and understandable in the modern day context.
Great personal stories to illustrate how yoga can be applied in day to day life.
Highly recommended for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga!
- christina lagdameo