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Living Your Yoga: The Five Yamas of Patañjali

by: Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT

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Essential principles for guiding your actions with students and in everyday life.

Even in childhood I had a philosophical bent. I distinctly remember sitting at the dinner table with my twin brother and discussing with him why the dog could eat hamburger and it became “dog,” whereas we could eat hamburger and it became “us.” An interesting question for a couple of 9-year-olds to pursue. Sadly, we never figured it out.

By my early 20s I had taken up the study of yoga, and my worrisome won- dering about the big questions of mean- ing and purpose in life was becoming more refined. Now I really wanted to “understand” what life was all about.

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About the Author

Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT IDEA Author/Presenter

Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT, has been a yoga teacher since 1971. A founder of Yoga Journal magazine, she trains yoga teachers all over the United States and on six continents. She is coauthor of Wh...

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