Myths of the Asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition

Myths of the Asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition

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Overview

Enhance your yoga practice with this all-new expanded edition of the ultimate guide to the stories behind the most beloved poses of all time. 

Many yoga practitioners explore the benefits of yoga through its poses, but did you know that the magic and mystery of yoga lie within the power of yogic mythology? Myths of the Asanas was the first book to collect and retell the ancient tales of yogic myth to a modern audience, and has since become a beloved resource for yoga practitioners and instructors the world over. This expanded edition contains nine unheard stories about some of the yoga world's most beloved poses.

 

The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help students of all levels realize their full potential. Understanding the subtle whimsy and power of the child while in child’s pose gives us permission to recall forgotten dreams and find the power to manifest them now. Learning of the disabilities of the great sage Astavakra while attempting his arm-balance pose encourages us to understand how powerful we are when we recognize the strength that lies beyond any perceived limitations. Marveling at the monkey-god Hanuman’s devotion to his best friend, Ram, keeps us in alignment with our integrity during the hanumanasana splits pose as we dig deeply to discover the source of spiritual strength within ourselves. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683838494
Publisher: Palace Publishing Group, LP
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 744,553
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Scott Campbell, sometimes known as Scott C., is the creator of the GREAT SHOWDOWNS online series and Double Fine Action Comics. He was art director and concept artist at Double Fine Productions on such games as PsychonautsBrutal Legend, and Broken Age. His illustrated picture books include Zombie in Love, Zombie in Love 2 + 1East Dragon West Dragon, XO, OX: A Love Story, Bob Dylan’s If Dogs Run Free and Hug Machine, in which he has written the words as well as created the pictures. Scott lives in New York City.

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