For modern yogis feeling challenged in our efforts to remain deeply spiritual, contemplative, and centered amid the stresses and complications of urban life, this book serves as both inspiration and guide. Darren Main's fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga shows us the way to apply the ancient wisdom of India to every moment and every breath so that even our busiest days can be powerful and mystical adventures, filled with all the wonder and magic that was once reserved for those living as monks and nuns. Yoga for the 21st century, this is the fulfilling and joyful path of the urban mystic.
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Deep and digestible insights into the the theory,philosophy and practical application of Yoga. Darren does a great job making Yoga accessible and understandable in the modern day context.
Great personal stories to illustrate how yoga can be applied in day to day life.
Highly recommended for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga!
This was my first experience with audible and it didn't disappoint.
Hmmm, I think this book is pretty unique - so I'm not sure what I would compare it to.
He read the book with intention and it really came through with his voice.
I would listen to Yoga and the Path to the Urban Mystic on my Bart commute into work and it was precisely what I needed to hear each day. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in there, that give you permission to be a normal yogi in a modern world. After all its all about conciousness and practice. It's okay that we slip up every once in awhile, how human of us.
It's truly a wonderful book for new and experienced yogis. Just a good reminder to stay grounded no matter where you are on your spiritual path.
This was my first yoga book and a truly great introduction to the practice, history and science of yoga in an everyday world. Easy to follow and rich in information. I would definitely recommend this book.
insightful, inspiring, spiritual
the stories and examples given
the scenes on contentment
This audio book taught me about being more patient and content with what I have. Since listening, I've learned to take a breath before panicking about anything that comes up in life!
Very inspiring and glad I listened to it!
I'm a fan of both the print and audio edition. The audio edition makes it easier to listen to the book while commuting.
The explanations of the Yamas and Niyamas.
I felt that Jesse captured the authors tone and style of story telling.
It made me contemplative about how I could incorporate more yoga philosophy in my day to day life.
I was so excited to see this as an audiobook. Darren Main explains yoga concepts in a way that is clear, intelligent and practical. Other yoga books can leave my head spinning with terms and spiritual loftiness that leave me more confused than enlightened. This book is a breath of fresh air to those that want to know more about the practice of yoga and in a way that makes sense in our hectic day to day lives. I especially love his personal stories that he uses to explain different concepts. I read this book a few years ago and have already recommended it to others. I wish it was read by the author himself, however the narrator does a great job too. So glad I can now listen to this book on my walks! I definitely recommend!
energetic, vivid, captivating
Easy to listen to.
The story about how the author meditated in the morning and then went to the supermarket and get very stressed. This gave him and us a greater understanding into what yoga really means.
Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic tells an amazing story: the story of yoga. Darren Main illuminates the history, science, and practicality of yoga to both 21st century yogis and non-yogis alike in this easy-to-read text. You will not want to miss this captivating book!
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