Living the Sutras
- Shambhala Publications06/12/2018Pages: 208Size: 5.25 x 7.5ISBN: 9781611805499DetailsIn its highest form, yoga is a practice for your body and your mind. Living the Sutras brings the wisdom of classical yoga philosophy into your life in an accessible and relevant way. The Yoga Sutras, a foundational text of yoga philosophy and practice, written by the guru Patanjali over two thousand years ago, are made up of 196 aphorisms that offer potent teachings on how to deal with loss and pain, and guidance on how to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden offer an entrée to this yoga training for the mind and spirit by introducing a sutra or group of sutras on a related theme, providing a brief commentary, and writing prompts to allow you to reflect on and apply the meaning of the sutras to your life. The book is at once an introduction to the classical philosophy, a quick guide for students and teachers, and an active self-study that helps you to engage with yoga wisdom in a deeply personal way.Author Bio
Kelly DiNardo is a journalist who started a consistent yoga practice while procrastinating on a writing assignment. Parked on a yoga mat, she cleared her writer’s block and developed a new passion. DiNardo was first certified to teach yoga through YogaFit in 2003 and went on to receive her 200-hour RYT through Living Yoga Teacher Training. In 2009, she opened Past Tense yoga studio in Washington, DC.
Off the mat, DiNardo is the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique, which earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. As a freelance journalist she has written for several national publications including the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Health, Martha Stewart Living, and National Geographic Traveler.Praise
"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 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 of Practice You and Art of Attention
"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 RiotSelected Reader Reviews