Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

by Cyndi Lee

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Overview

A complete manual for physical and spiritual well-being from the founder of the OM yoga center.

In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee — author of the bestselling series OM Yoga in a Box — shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. Her book offers simple meditation programs and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens. Written in the same personal, comfortable, and charismatic style that Cyndi Lee has brought to her classes, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind is a comprehensive how-to guide for spiritual well-being and the ultimate enlightening experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594480249
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 186,547
Product dimensions: 7.51(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cyndi Lee is the founder of New York City's OM yoga center and provides OM yoga teacher training worldwide. Her works include May I Be Happy and Yoga Body, Buddha Mind. A regular columnist for Yoga Journal, she lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

 
Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Acknowledgements

 
ONE - AWAKENED UNION

TWO - CALM ABIDING

THREE - THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE

FOUR - THE MIDDLE PATH

FIVE - PATH WITHOUT A GOAL

SIX - HOW TO BE A WARRIOR

SEVEN - DYNAMIC EQUANIMITY

EIGHT - THE GROUND OF NON-HARMING

NINE - AWAKENED HEART

TEN - TOPSY-TURVY WORLD

ELEVEN - HOW TO RELAX

TWELVE - CREATING THE MANDALA

 
CONCLUSION

CLASS PROGRAMS

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is complete and accurate. However, neither the publisher nor the author is engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the individual reader. The ideas, procedures, and suggestions contained in this book are not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Neither the author nor the publisher shall be liable or responsible for any loss,
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Interior photographs by David Bartolomi

 
All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.
 
First Riverhead trade paperback edition: August 2004

 
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

 
Lee, Cyndi.

Yoga body, Buddha mind / Cyndi Lee. p. cm.

eISBN : 978-1-101-00741-9

1. Yoga, Haòha—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Exercise—Handbooks, manuals, etc.

3. Health—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title.

 
RA781.7.L438 2004

613.7’046—dc22

2004046793

 
 
For all my teachers,
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thank you to Melvin McLeod—without his initial encouragement, generosity, and guidance as well as the opportunity to write a yoga column in the Shambhala Sun for the past three years, this book would not exist.

Way back when, my dear student Jean Gallagher, who is a writing teacher and poet, read my first little work in progress. She helped me make it so much better, and she liked it! To her I make a low gassho.

I am very grateful to Shayna Samuels for actually putting me on a schedule, nudging me about deadlines, and then editing the whole book twice before it even went to the publisher.

Much appreciation to my patient and supportive editor, Amy Hertz, for her passion for yoga, dharma sisterhood, and two crucial pieces of advice that were just what I needed. Her assistant, Marc Haeringer, has been so helpful every step of the way.

A huge thank-you to my agent, Sarah Jane Freyman, who told me there was a book inside me and gave me the tools to unearth it.

Hugs and bows to Catherine Lippincott, publicist and yogini, and Brian Liem, OM Yoga Center’s director of programming as well as an OM yoga teacher, for being the yoga models in this book. Margi Young and Jennifer Brilliant were the sharp and kind eagle eyes for our asanas.

I offer sincere thanks to the fine, committed, and talented yoga teachers at OM Yoga Center who use their hearts and hands in equal measure to share this practice of yoga and Buddhist teachings with all of our students.

Thank you also to all the front desk folks and those who have held down the fort in the back office each time I vanished to work on this book.

The people at OM that play the part of students are truly why OM is a home and a family. We have been through so much together and I can never express how much you all mean to me. Thanks for letting me try out all these stories on you and for coming along on the ride.

I have been extremely fortunate to learn about yoga and life from many teachers and I am grateful to them all, especially the sweet and smart Judith Lasater and the masterful Rodney Yee.

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