free ebook Yoga and Zen: yoga without tree hugging – by Paul Barncroft

Excellent very small book on Yoga… brilliant and very humourous.

It doesn’t really teach yoga (best learnt from an instructor), but explains it. Of course, there are 1000s of books on Yoga, but this book explains there’s more to Yoga than just managing to get into confusingly convoluted postures.

I had never imagined that Yoga and Zen were actually related until I read this book – I also got to meet the author Paul Bancroft

Later he took it off his website, but it was such an excellent book that I requested him for permission to put it up somewhere myself, and he kindly granted it as long as I linked to his copywriting services all-write as well.

Yoga Without Tree Hugging – by Paul Barncroft

Somewhat related… some quotes by Yoga guru BKS Iyengar…

Intelligence alone will not solve problems,
unless it is linked with observation.
First observe, and then use the intelligence.

Use your intelligence to control the body
Before starting the movements of the body.

In the beginning,
The brain moves faster than the body;
later, the body moves faster than the brain.
The movement of the body and the intelligence of the brain
Should synchronize and keep pace with each other.

6 Responses to “free ebook Yoga and Zen: yoga without tree hugging – by Paul Barncroft”

  1. Sanjay Mysoremutt » Blog Archive » a “different” perspective of Yoga Says:

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  4. Nathan Rodriguez Says:

    I have been doing Yoga since college and i love the way that it can relax my body. yoga is great for stress relief. |

  5. Sanjay M Says:

    yes this book shows there’s more to yoga than stress relief which is only the beginning… 🙂

  6. Olivia Smith Says:

    my sister practices Yoga and i also find it interesting that is why i am also practicing Yoga now .-

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