Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

  • by Darren Main
  • Narrated by Jesse Dornan
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

“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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Hard core Hindu theology

So disappointed. I have been attending yoga classes for 6 months and am keen to learn more. This book appeared to offer greater insight without being dogmatic. Perhaps in the same way as Mindfulness offers meditation. This is not the case. For example, in the intro he states a Yogi can be a Christian, Jew, agnostic etc. Yet, by chap 1 he was referring to basic Christian beliefs as lies. He quickly advocates hard core Hindu beliefs. Not what I was looking for at all.
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- martart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2017
  • Publisher: Darren Main