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  • Inner Tranquility (Third Edition)

  • A Guide to Seated Meditation
  • By: Darren Main
  • Narrated by: Jesse Dornan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Going beyond a basic overview to explain how and why meditation works, this user-friendly guide provides clear instruction on how to create a daily meditation practice, emphasizing how important it is - especially for Westerners who are not used to being still - to sit correctly. By using contemporary examples from his own practice and more than 30 years of teaching various meditation techniques, the information is presented in a modern way that is easy to understand, fun, and attainable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for beginners

  • By valentina almendra on 06-26-17

A simple but profound mindfulness technique.

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-17

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I began reading Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation thinking "I should be meditating." I ended the book thinking "Why on earth don't I meditate?" In addition to a highly accessible guide to starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice, Darren Main lays out a powerful case for how meditation can benefit any person and why the challenge of this seemingly simple but profound mindfulness technique is well worth taking on.

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  • Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

  • 4th Edition
  • By: Darren Main
  • Narrated by: Jesse Dornan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An invaluable resource for any student of yoga.

  • By J. Lee on 05-16-17

An invaluable resource for any student of yoga.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

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Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to apply the ancient traditions of yoga to a modern Western lifestyle in a way that is both meaningful and respectful. In combining a comprehensive overview of the "8 Limbs" of yoga philosophy with anecdotes from his personal life, Darren Main strikes a perfect balance between depth and accessibility that makes for an enjoyable and relatable read.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful