The yoga book: a practical guide to self-realization
The Yoga Book is a core text explains the true meaning of Yoga, and demonstrates the practices and postures of Ashtanga Yoga that will enable the reader to achieve mastery over the mind and body and can eventually lead to Self-Realization. Through the practice of Yoga we can directly bring stillness to the restless mind and body, giving a true, a lasting happiness, from inner peace and contentment.
Stephen Sturgess has based his comprehensive book on the classical teachings of Patanjali, who over 1500 years ago distilled elements of earlier forms of yoga into a system of study and practice. It is an authoritative, inspirational and practical guide to the benefits and fulfilment that can be attained by the dedicated practice of Yoga.
“The Yoga Book is an excellent treatment of both the art and science of Raja Yoga, India’s great gift to the world. As a devoted practitioner of Yoga for over twenty years, Stephen Sturgess is more than merely knowledgeable: he has long labored to make these truths his own. Stephen writes very clearly, and with heart. Running just beneath his words is a quiet but deeply sincere wish to share with the reader the life-transforming teachings that have so changed his own life. This book is much more than a technical manual. You feel that in the author you have found a friend and guide along the path to your own Self-realisation.’
– SWAMI KRIYANANDA