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About the book

Who am I? What is my purpose in life? These are timeless questions. Indian philosophy and the yoga tradition offer a comprehensive understanding of the human being, from its conception of the mind to the nature of the soul, a path of self- discovery and doorway to inner liberation. With a fresh and modern interpretation of the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and space, readers are presented with a practical and assessable approach to knowing themselves more deeply, illuminating how we might see other people with more compassion, tolerance, and acceptance.

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With a framework that integrates the physical body with the inner terrain of the subtle bodies, the book is an ideal guide for yoga practitioners and teachers to explore a modern interpretation of ancient wisdom. For contemporary spiritual seekers and individuals with no background or experience with yoga, Yoga and the Five Elements offers an imminently practical approach to self-development.

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Yoga and the Five Elements is a thoughtful and accessible guide to living in greater balance, connection and harmony with ourselves, others and the world we share. Reflecting the light of Yoga psychology through the lens of modern Theosophy, the book shines its timeless wisdom and healing arts on the complex challenges of our daily lives, using the simple teaching of the five elements to bring it all down to earth. If you’re looking for a full tool-kit of insights and practices you can apply right now, you’ll want to read this book.

Joseph J. Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Author of Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration

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