MY BODY IS A TEMPLE by Christina Sell
The body as a temple is a common metaphor within many spiritual traditions. In this book, author and yoga teacher Christina Sell delves into the "how” and "why” of this widely accepted comparison. With the freshness of a memoir, she uses her first visit to an extraordinary temple in southern India as a structure upon which to build a treatment of basic yoga principles.
Beyond the ordinary aims of yoga as a means of stretching and strengthening, or even for being happier or more centered, My Body is a Temple is an instruction manual for dedicating oneself to a life of the spirit, in and through the vehicle of the human body.
My Body Is a Temple will encourage readers to listen to and honor the body; to enter more fully into their lives as they are, here and now; to see that each moment contains a Divine blueprint for success; and to reclaim the bricks, mortar, raw materials and energy, always already present, to build a great temple that provides refuge and sanctuary for thenselves, and inspiration for others. While the author's tradition is that of Anusara Yoga, the book is written for any hatha yoga aspirant or practitioner. It stands for traditional practices and ideals, without being rigid. My Body Is a Temple is a vital and realistic treatment about the process of human change and transformation.