The Wisdom of Yoga
A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living
by Stephen Cope, Bantam Books, Inc., 2007
Yoga is the practice of experience. This is often lost on the western mind. We see Yoga as a physical exercise and don’t understand or perhaps fear the depth of what experience beyond intellect can teach us.
The Yoga Sutras are incredibly distilled. Much like the Taoist advice from the Tao Te Ching, the Sutras can seem maddeningly simplistic or even contrary. In short, I’m not sure the Yoga Sutras would have made any sense to me had I not had the experiences I had in the studio. Continue reading