The Heart and Science of Yoga: Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life

By Leonard T. Perlmutter with Jenness Cortez Perlmutter

AMI Publishers

In this revised and expanded edition, readers will find a well-documented introduction to Yoga Science and how it can benefit one physically and mentally as well as emotionally and spiritually. For example, it can help relieve stress, enhance the immune system, lower blood pressure and reduce pain. Additionally, practitioners may learn how to love themselves, cultivate loving and nurturing relationships, as well as learn their life’s purpose.

Perlmutter describes the basic tools needed and step-by-step instructions for a practice to help reduce distractions by stretching (pictures showing how are included) prior to meditating and incorporating alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Shodhana) to prepare for meditation. It includes a retrospective case study of students who completed the self-care program.

Throughout the book readers will find OM symbols in the text to call their attention to pause for quiet contemplation. There is a robust list of resources at the end of the book for those interested in further exploration of Yoga Science.

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Last Updated on February 6, 2020