Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Giveaway! Core of the Yoga Sutras by B.K.S. Iyengar

Core of the Yoga Sutras: The Definitive Guide to the Yoga Sutras Giveaway!

Today is a happy day for anyone who is a lover of Iyengar yoga, and the teachings of its founder B.K.S. Iyengar. Harper Collins has just released Guruji's new book, Core of the Yoga Sutras: The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga, and I am delighted to announce I am hosting a giveaway for one copy of the book on my blog!

First a little information on this insightful work from one of our great yoga masters.

From the press release: 
Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of “Yoga for all,” that has made it into a worldwide phenomenon. Iyengar, who turned 94 in December last year, and calls this his “last major work in this lifetime.”

In Core of the Yoga Sutras, he applies the philosophical core of yoga–the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These are 196 aphorisms forming the foundational text of yoga philosophy. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration and English translation, followed by Iyengar’s unique commentary and authority only he can bring to the work.   This is a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practice, and we are excited to share this wonderful new title with you.   To view an excerpt of this title, please click here <http://www.scribd.com/doc/120672906/Core-of-the-Yoga-Sutras>

I recommend you visit the link above. A glance at the Table of Contents alone will give you an indication how important this work will be to the study of yoga.

Iyengar yoga and the teachings of B.K.S. have been transformational in my own life. His teachings transmitted through excellent teachers such as Phyllis Rollins, Mary Reilly, Ramanand Patel and Aadil Palkhivala have brought so much clarity to my practice and saved me from years of frustration and injuries. These teachings have also informed and expanded my knowledge as a teacher, to the great benefit of my own students.

For the wisdom of Mr. Iyengar and for all of these teachers I am eternally grateful. Namaste.

To enter my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book, just follow the steps below. You may enter every day. Bon chance!

Great thanks to Harper Collins for providing the giveaway copy. You can LIKE them and see their Tweets and info on this title and many more at:



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Monday, January 14, 2013

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Group in McAdenville, North Carolina

Learn more about Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, here

Do you fill your day with one overwhelming experience after another, just to try to get through what has become a life out of control? 
You don't need another overwhelming experience.  You need a shift from a life out of control to a Life in Transition.   
This 8-week Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) pilot group will give you time to slow down, show you how to regain clarity, support you to reconnect to yourself, and provide a sense of hope.   
The result?  Your life becomes a life you can guide throughout your transition.   
The group will meet every Wednesday, 6pm - 8:30pm from January 30th to March 20, 2013 at the Pharr/McAdenville YMCA ballroom. Participants will also participate in a one-day group retreat to be held on February 23, 2013 from 9am to 5pm. 
The group will be facilitated by Allison Roberts Miller, LMSW, RYT and Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. The cost of the group is $150.00.  Register now with an email to arobertsmiller@yahoo.com.  

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