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The seven spiritual laws of yoga : a practical guide to healing body, mind, and spirit
Author:
Chopra, Deepak.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xvi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The philosophy of yoga -- Yoga is union -- Soul questions -- The royal path to union -- The seven spiritual laws of yoga -- Meditation and breathing -- Meditation-calming a turbulent mind -- Moving energy-bhandas and pranayama -- Consciousness in motion-yoga asanas -- The seven spiritual laws of yoga session -- Conclusion.
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ISBN:
9780471647645
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Book

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An essential read for anyone who wants to embrace yogaa s spiritual potential and lead a happier, more abundant and harmonious life Explains the seven spiritual laws that govern nature: Pure Potentiality, Giving, Karma, Least Effort, Intention and Desire, Detachment and Dharma.


Author Notes

Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India in 1946. He was educated as a medical doctor, specializing in endocrinology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He served as Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and has taught at Tufts and Boston University Medical Schools. He recognized limitations in the ways that his medical education approached treatment of individuals. Introduced to the ancient methods of Hindu healing, known as Ayurveda, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he saw a way to add a spiritual dimension to treatment of illness. Chopra's thinking led him to develop a theory that he called Quantum Healing, which combines Western and Hindu medical practice.

In 1984, Chopra brought Ayurvedic medicine to the United States, and within a year he established the Ayurvedic Health Centre of Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He is also the founding President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and eventually founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

He has written more than 55 books including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old; Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence; Creating Affluence: The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams; The Shadow Effect and Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet; Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges; Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being; and The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Super Charge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life. He has won numerous awards including a Quill Award for Peace Is the Way and the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards for The Book of Secrets. He also writes novels including The Return of Merlin; Soulmate; and Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.

(Bowker Author Biography) Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the best-selling author of "Ageless Body, Timeless Mind," "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success," & many other books.

(Publisher Provided) Deepak Chopra has written 26 books, which have been translated into 35 languages. He currently serves as CEO & founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

"Just as no one would argue that gravity applies only to England because Sir Isaac Newton was British or that Einstein's theory of relativity was relevant only in Germany... the principles of yoga are not limited by time or space," say Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and Simon, medical director for the Chopra Center. Their guide is written in such a clear, sensible way that those new to yoga will wonder why they've not tried it before. Seasoned practitioners will find themselves reinvigorated and may learn a new breathing technique or meditation. Starting with descriptions of the two most popular frameworks, Shankara and Patanjali, the authors then list the seven laws of spirituality that neatly correspond to the seven days of the week. Extensive explanations of several types of meditation-chakra, so hum breath technique, awareness, attention/intention-are followed by the most common breathing exercises and thorough instructions for a variety of asanas (poses). Photographs complete the instructional portion of the book, making it especially useful for beginners. The final pages bring the program together with a suggested routine that combines all of the above into a perfect blend of theory and practice. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

While most current guides focus on yoga's asana (physical practice), this concise book emphasizes its spiritual aspects. Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind) and Simon (medical director, Chopra Ctr.) are both pioneers in the field of holistic health, having mixed Western medicine with natural Eastern healing traditions. They lucidly explain the complexities of Vedic science and discuss how to apply its spiritual aspects to a yoga routine. Their overriding message is that if practitioners combine the components of a good yoga practice-breathing, meditation, postures (illustrated with photographs), bandhas (means of breath control), and Chopra's seven spiritual laws, they are promised physical, emotional, and spiritual rewards. Good for both beginners and advanced students, this is an excellent choice for most yoga collections.-Dede Fellrath, Tampa (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Preface: The Four Yogas
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I The Philosophy Of Yoga
1 Yoga Is Union
2 Soul Questions
3 The Royal Path to Union
4 The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
Part II Meditation and Breathing
5 Meditation: Calming a Turbulent Mind
6 Moving Energy: Pranayama and Bandhas
Part III Yoga Practice
7 Consciousness in Motion.: Yoga Asanas
8 The Seen Spiritual Laws of Yoga Session
Conclusion
Recommended Reading
Index