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by Tom Pilarzyk PhD

eBook Yoga Beyond Fitness: Getting More than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practice epub
  • ISBN: 0835608638
  • Author: Tom Pilarzyk PhD
  • Genre: Health
  • Subcategory: Exercise & Fitness
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quest Books (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • ePUB size: 1158 kb
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Yoga props, videos, designer clothing, weight-loss programs - author Tom Pilarzyk believes that something essential has .

This book argues persuasively for a return to yoga's roots: maintaining daily intention, welcoming difficulties that test resolve, keeping the heart open, making positive shifts when feeling victimized or exhausted, and remembering to breathe deeply and witness the spontaneous play of activity all around

Yoga Beyond Fitness offers a bridge to yoga’s serious meaning for the .

Yoga Beyond Fitness offers a bridge to yoga’s serious meaning for the millions who practice it for fitness but want more. This book argues persuasively for a return to yoga's roots: maintaining daily intention, welcoming difficulties that test resolve, keeping the heart open, making positive shifts when feeling victimized or exhausted, and remembering to breathe deeply and witness the spontaneous play of activity all around.

Yoga Beyond Fitness book. Yoga props, videos, designer clothing, weight-loss programs - author.

A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time . Pilarzyk, Tom (2008). Yoga Beyond Fitness: Getting More Than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practice. p. 64. ISBN 0-8356-0863-8.

A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences and cultivating spiritual development. A common metaphor used in the spiritual traditions of the world's great religions is that of walking a path. Therefore, a spiritual practice moves a person along a path towards a goal. The goal is variously referred to as salvation, liberation or union (with God).

My 5 Daily Spiritual Practices. The most powerful spiritual practice. Self-Care is a Spiritual Practice.

My 5 Daily Spiritual Practices. Ego Relaxation: The Heart of Non-dual Spiritual Practice, Miranda MacPherson. Mischief of the mind ^ Pilarzyk, Tom (2008).

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Certainly, for anyone in the west, this book.

Certainly, for anyone in the west, this book should be a must read. Dr. Pilarzyk saw about ten years ago, where the ‘Yoga’ from the east was being transformed into something quite different and now we are living with the results today in the west. To sum it up, Yoga has been repackaged in America and has become a business.

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Perhaps the most elevated spiritual exercise for a Jew is known as Torah Lishmah, the diligent study of the Torah. Reciting daily prayers (such as the Shema and Amidah), following dietary laws of kashrut, observing Shabbat, fasting, and performing deeds of loving-kindness all assist in maintaining awareness of God. Various Jewish movements throughout history have encouraged a range of other spiritual practices.

Yoga props, videos, designer clothing, weight-loss programs - author Tom Pilarzyk believes that something essential has been lost as the 5,000-year-old spiritual practice has morphed into a $3 billion pop culture phenomenon. This book argues persuasively for a return to yoga's roots: maintaining daily intention, welcoming difficulties that test resolve, keeping the heart open, making positive shifts when feeling victimized or exhausted, and remembering to breathe deeply and witness the spontaneous play of activity all around. Yoga Beyond Fitness offers a bridge to yoga's serious meaning for the millions who practice it for fitness but want more. It provides an accessible overview of yoga's diverse teachings and teachers and is full of colorful stories of ordinary people whose lives have been bettered by embracing yoga's underlying promise. The book even includes fun tests that help peg readers' practicing preferences and a study guide and a listing of national yoga centers to help expand the reader's experience.
Comments: (7)
HelloBoB:D
This highly readable book is just what I needed to round out my knowledge of what's going on in Yoga in America. I first heard Tom Pylarzyk on Milwaukee Public Radio's being interviewed about his new book. He was warm, smart, and convincing on the radio, so I thought his book would probably be the same. I wasn't disappointed. The book is also warm, smart, and convincing.

Another word I'd use to describe Tom's book is "provocative". He pulls no punches in skewering what he considers to be the misdirection of American Yoga from its philosophical roots. I really like that he is willing to reveal a lot of his personal self here. He doesn't hide behind the author's shield, like many authors do.

I don't fully agree with everthing Tom writes here, but he sure did make me think about it all more deeply. I think that's what good books are all about.

Bob Weisenberg--Yoga writer, editor, and blogger ([...]
Winawel
The author surveys how yoga has been received and transformed in America. Then, as a yoga expert, he demonstrates the genuine yoga is irreducibly religious, and that religion is Hinduism. This means the following.

1. The American emphasis on postures in yoga (Hatha yoga) is a "gateway" (his word) to yoga as Hindu mysticism.
2. Yogic mysticism requires the suspension of critical thought and an openness to the ineffable God within the self. One reaches this state by realizing that all dualities are illusory. One is one with the One.
3. Deeper experiences of yoga involve the Kundalini energy, which is sexual and powerful. It can overwhelm people and be channeled from an expert into a disciple. He does not mention that in classical Hinduism the Kundalini is always depicted as a serpent. Other authors give even more dire warnings about the power of the fiery serpent power: one may go insane, be physically burned, have seizures, and more.

Although the author does not make this point, it is should be obvious that this pantheistic and nondualistic view is compatible logically and existentially with Christian theism (or any other kind of theism).
Braendo
As an individual with limited knowledge of, or experience with Yoga, I found this book to be an enlightening journey into this spiritual discipline. Dr. Pilarzyk presents the challenges and opportunities facing Yoga in today's world in a narrative that, despite numerous terms of art that were unfamiliar to this reader, is easy to follow and understand. The transformational structure, from the culture of Yoga as a business to the personal testimonies of those who embrace Yoga as a holistic lifestyle, is presented with such purity that everyone from the Yoga neophyte to the advanced practitioner can appreciate Yoga Beyond Fitness.
Painwind
As a yoga teacher, I found Yoga Beyond Fitness to be a provocative read. For me, it reinforced the meaningfulness of the practice and brought me back to the importance of passing on more than just pose alignments to students. The translation of yogic principles into a mindset "off the mat" is clearly illustrated through the strikingly personal stories in the book about Dr. Pilarzyk and others he's met. Even if you're not a yoga practitioner, I believe this book holds interesting insights and questions about how to integrate the yogic teachings of nonreactivity, loving kindness, and peace into your life.
lifestyle
As a yoga teacher of children and adults, I found this book thought provoking. Pilarzyk examines very real issues facing traditional yoga in the modern world. I recommend this book to those new to yoga who are looking to broaden their understanding of the roots of this ancient tradition. Yoga practitioners will find that Yoga Beyond Fitness takes a comprehensive look at the direction modern yoga is headed.
olgasmile
If you love Yoga and hope to preserve the richness it can provide, Dr. Pylarzyk's book is a wonderful, palatable exploration of the way Americans have embraced and transformed its practice. By exploring his own path, Dr. Pylarzyk nudges students to resist viewing Yoga as an exercise regime and provides insight on what can be gained if students commit to the study of its philosophical, spiritual, and historical teachings.
Yramede
And the assault continues which makes this book
continue to draw ones attention to the
problem(s). Certainly should be considered part
of any practising yoga instructor's library as to
what qualities are required to become a
Yoga instructor. Well done.
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