Yoga for a World out of Balance


Yoga for a World out of Balance

Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

By Michael Stone

Paperback: 218 pages

1 in stock (can be backordered)


“What we are offered here is a literate and deeply devotional integration of individual practice and social awareness. This is a highly original uncloaking of the deepest meanings that await us in our practice.” —PAUL HAWKEN, author of Blessed Unrest

“Michael Stone’s new book demonstrates clearly and persuasively that social engagement is an essential part of genuine yogic practice. His work continues to be at the cutting edge of Western yoga.” —DAVID LOY, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma

“Michael Stone provides some excellent advice about how to find a place on which to stand.” —BILL McKIBBEN, author of Deep Economy

“I know of no book with such an elevated, informed, and inspiring perspective on how yoga belongs in our world and how the world belongs in our yoga.”

—CHIP HARTRANFT, author and translator, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIFE HAS A PART TO PLAY IN THE GREATER ecological system, Michael Stone explains. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of our actions. Second, once we see the effect of our actions in the human and non-human world, we need practical skills for learning how to make changes. Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.

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