A wise, accesible guide that makes the spiritual and ethical teachings of the yogic tradition immediately relatable to our practice on the mat--and in our everyday relationships and activities. Now revised and updated.
Michael Stone (1974 - 2017) was a prominent and innovative Buddhist teacher, yogi, psychotherapist, and author. He was the founder and director of the Centre of Gravity Sangha, a community of yoga and Buddhist practitioners based in Toronto, and he taught widely and had a large international following. He was the author of The Inner Tradition of Yoga, Yoga for a World Out of Balance, Freeing the Body Freeing the Mind, and Awake in the World. For more information visit michaelstoneteaching.com.
"This book brilliantly reveals the profound underpinnings of yoga
that are rarely taught or understood. Stone's demonstration of the
interdependence of theory, practice, and daily life makes yoga work
on a level that will truly transform our minds and hearts, as well
as our bodies." --Richard Freeman, author of The Art of
"Michael Stone manages to seamlessly integrate traditional teachings with contemporary advances in the field--and so adds new dimensions of meaning to both." --Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath
"Intense, poetic, wise, practical, intimate, and visionary--the mind-body connection has never been better explored or explained." --Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
"Michael Stone details a practical and pragmatic psychology of
yoga that can provide all practitioners a way to engage with the
deepest transformative possibilities that yoga can offer. It is
certainly what we need now." --Frank Jude Boccio, author of
"This work is going to help deepen the practice of yoga in the West by presenting the mental disciplines of this ancient tradition in an accessible manner. Here is a pragmatic presentation of mental and spiritual training." --Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga
"Few people on the planet have Michael's gift to explore and explain in contemporary language the profound wisdom of yoga." --Larry Payne, PhD, coauthor of Yoga for Dummies and Yoga Rx
"The Inner Tradition of Yoga has much to guide and inspire anyone on the road to insight." --Chip Hartranft, author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali