There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.
"Intense, poetic, wise, practical, intimate, and visionary—the mind-body connection has never been better explored or explained."—Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
"Michael Stone manages to seamlessly integrate traditional teachings with contemporary advances in the field—and so adds new dimensions of meaning to both."—Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath
"Michael Stone brilliantly reveals the profound underpinnings of yoga that are rarely taught or understood."—Richard Freeman
"The Inner Tradition of Yoga has much to guide and inspire anyone on the road to insight."—Chip Hartranft, author of The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali
"Michael Stone details a practical and pragmatic psychology of yoga that can provide all practitioners a way to engage with the deepest transformative possibilities that yoga can offer. It is certainly what we need now."—Frank Jude Boccio, author of Mindfulness Yoga
"Few people on the planet have Michael's gift to explore and explain in contemporary language the profound wisdom of yoga. Highly recommended for teachers and students."—Larry Payne, PhD, coauthor, Yoga for Dummies and Yoga Rx