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Yoga for a World Out of Balance Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

ISBN-10: 1590307054
ISBN-13: 9781590307052
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The true path of yoga calls for a commitment to social responsibility in addition to one's personal practice on the mathere is a fresh viewpoint from a psychologist and teacher of yoga and meditation. Yoga practitioners are increasingly looking to deepen and expand their practice in the areas of environmental awareness and social responsibility. Yoga magazines are featuring articles on subjects from fighting poverty to going green. In response to this need, this book shows how the yoga tradition offers a greater path to being a responsible member of the global community. With simplicity and clarity, Stone offers these ancient instructions for understanding the broad effects of our actions, and for avoiding getting caught up in habitual distraction and emotional reactivity. He gives practical ways to instead cultivate compassion, insight, and inner contentment, which are the basis for engaging consciously with others.

Michael Stone was for many years an investigative reporter forNew Yorkmagazine. He lives in New York City.

A Note on Pronunciation of Sanskrit Terms
Foreword
Introduction
The Path Unfolds
Restraint in Times of Unrestraint
Lack
Karma: Causality
Ahimsa: Nonviolence
Satya: Honesty
Asteya: Nonstealing
Brahmacarya: The Wise Use of Sexual Energy
Aparigraha: Nonacquisitiveness
Nothing Is Hidden!
Jewels Shower Down
Samadhi in Community
Final Thoughts
Acknowledgments
Appendix: Traditional Astanga Yoga Invocation: New Translation and Commentary
Notes
Credits
Index
About the Author

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