Not an academic study, or a scholarly examination, or a Sanskrit lesson: The authors explain the essential philosophical concepts of yoga including the yamas and niyamas (ethical practice); the vrittis (filters that color our thoughts); kleshas, the obstacles to a steady mind and the causes of suffering; samskara, personal triggers; and the habits and practices we need to establish to create a right attitude. This book is a tool that makes the philosophical aspects of yoga as accessible and relevant as possible to our modern lives.
Work your yoga mind: This book is for those who want to take their practice off the mat, and interact with the ancient philosophy in an active, modern way. It’s a guide for understanding how the mind works and an opportunity to refocus our attention so we can be present and open in our daily lives.
“Living the Sutras will deepen your understanding of the power of the yoga sutras to cultivate and sustain positive change. You’re invited on a journey of self-study in order to balance, clarify, and set clear intentions for the life you’ve always wished to live.”—Elena Brower, author, Practice You and Art of Attention
“Amy Pearce-Hayden and Kelly DiNardo deliver the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali in practical, down-to-earth ways to help us find the sacred in our crazy, messy, busy lives. In doing so, they lovingly teach us what it means to live life on purpose.”—Linda Sparrowe, author of Yoga Mama and The Women’s Book of Yoga and Health
"Living the Sutras is a tool to make the other aspects of Yoga as approachable and accessible as the asana is today. It’s an opportunity to learn where we are in our mind and spirit and then harness it. It’s a way to make the ancient wisdom found in the Sutras relevant to our modern lives. And it’s a guide for putting it all together so we can live with ease and purpose."—Integral Yoga Magazine
“For those who really want a journaling and meditative practice around the Sutras, this would be a great resource. The Sutras are laid out succinctly and DiNardo and Pearce-Hayden offer excellent reflection space after each. A perfect guide for dipping your toe into where and how you understand the Sutras and their impact on your own life.”—Book Riot
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