Begin the journey from the mystical to the practical with this book, and completely transform your mind, body, and view of the ancient art of Yoga as you explore its contents. In this easy to follow guide you will learn the core truths of Yoga practice and you will discover how you can use them to radically improve every part of your life. Realize dreams and goals, improve your looks and health, unlock creativity or trapped energy, and create the strongest version of yourself that you ever imagined. Making your way through the pages you will soon uncover the simple truth - there is no secret to Yoga. Instead, there are practical techniques, poses, and meditations that steer you towards remarkable improvements in your emotional, spiritual, and physical life. You will not be transformed over night, but you will be transformed permanently, and for the better, when you follow the many guided sessions contained in this work. Each chapter introduces you to foundational concepts and then gently instructs you in their use. This approach guarantees that you have complete understanding about the background and development of each activity, and this ensures success. Whether you hope to learn how to do complex bends and bridges, how to stand on your head, or how to meditate for great lengths of time, this is THE book to help you get started. It is equal parts educational/informational book and step-by-step instruction manual. It explains the history of common asanas or poses and then shows you how they are done. It offers details about why certain poses, tactics, and approaches are used, and this makes you more and more powerful with each session. Just imagine...not only can you begin to immediately practice things like the three most effective "bandhas", but you will also completely understand just what they mean, why they have evolved in the way they did, and how to combine them for the best results. Through the many beautiful illustrations, you will also learn all about breathing, meditation, and asanas. Why wait any longer to begin enjoying tighter and leaner muscles, core and bodily strength, and the ability to overcome emotional turmoil with a few moments of guided breathing and bodywork? Almost as soon as you open its pages, this book is going to give you the keys to success. It is designed especially for those who want to transform their lives through the mind-body connection that only Yoga provides. From savoring the flavor of a strawberry or the texture of silk against the skin, to overcoming road rage as you sit stuck in an endless sea of traffic - this book provides you with the solutions. Those looking strictly for the long story or the "quick fixes" will appreciate the guided tour through Yoga's long history, or the directness and "to the point" answers given. The book opens with the required definitions and explanations about Yoga practices, but also challenges the reader to recognize the "equations" of Yoga too. For example, readers contemplate the beautiful mathematics of: Consciousness = Thought; Thought = Action; Action = Change in one's life and/or World. Like a flower opening in the sun, the book also unfolds petal by petal to ensure that a reader is enlightened and educated in the most measurable ways. Not only will they discover the fundamentals of meditation, breathing, and poses, but also how to perceive what is happening in their body, cells, and spirit as they use these techniques. It was Lao Tzu who reminded us that when we cease all restless activity our true selves appear. This book is meant to help the restless or the lost to find their way, and to then find themselves. Readers will want to jump right in and begin doing all kinds of Yoga work. This is precisely why the guide takes such a gentle and yet structured approach. There is no forced path, only a constant encouragement to "fuse" the techniques with the individual needs. Thus, this is how true transformation occurs.