By Stephen Cope
Thousands of usa citizens recognize yoga as a very good type of workout and as a effective resource of calm in our stress-filled lives. some distance fewer are conscious of the whole promise of yoga as a 4,000-year-old useful direction of liberation—a course that matches the wishes of recent Western seekers with startling precision. Now Stephen Cope, a Western-trained psychotherapist who has lived and taught for greater than ten years on the biggest yoga middle in the USA, bargains this marvelously vigorous and irreverent "pilgrim's growth" for latest international. He demystifies the philosophy, psychology, and perform of yoga, and exhibits the way it applies to our so much human dilemmas: from loss, unhappiness, and dependancy, to the everlasting conflicts round intercourse and dating. And he exhibits us that during yoga, "liberation" doesn't require us to depart our daily lives for a few transcendent non secular plane—life itself is the trail. especially, Cope exhibits how yoga can heal the soreness of self-estrangement that pervades our society, prime us to a brand new experience of objective and to a deeper, extra fulfilling existence on this planet.