Author(s): Eddie Stern
Yoga was created as a science for liberation, but today it is used by many to improve physical and mental health, helping us become more productive, more responsible contributors to society and better inhabitants of the planet. If yoga does in fact accomplish all that, how exactly does it do this? The answers are based in how the body and mind function. Eddie Stern's One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life explains from both a yogic and a scientific perspective how the nervous system is wired. It describes the processes occurring beneath the surface of our bodies and shows how we can consciously use yogic practices-from diet to chanting, from postures to meditation, from ethical practices to breathing techniques-to transform our bodies, our brain functions, our emotions, and our experience of life. Book jacket.