True Yoga

Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment

by Jennie Lee

An inspirational guide through the Eight Limb path of yoga, True Yoga reaches beyond the popular physical practice to the timeless teachings of consciousness transformation outlined in the Yoga Sutras, making the wisdom and universal spirituality of the ancient yogis understandable and practical for today. Whether challenged by work, health, relationships, or parenting, this book will help readers achieve lasting happiness and freedom from the stress of modern living.

Discover effective methods for maintaining positive thoughts, managing stress, improving communication, and building new habits for success. Using daily practices, self-inquiry questions, and inspiring affirmations, yoga therapist Jennie Lee presents a way of living that leads to inner peace and spiritual integration.


Required reading in Stanford University's YogaX program - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Worldwide use in Yoga Teacher Trainings as required reading for Yoga Philosophy modules
USA Best Book Award
Nonfiction Finalist in Spirituality & Inspirational

What Readers Have to Say

"A wonderfully fresh, practical and down-to-earth guide to applying the sage wisdom of the Yoga Sutras to contemporary everyday life. Even if you have several translations of the Yoga Sutras this book offers a unique perspective and deserves a place in your Yoga library."
Donna Farhi
Author of Bringing Yoga to Life
"In True Yoga, Jennie Lee has created a heartfelt exploration of the eight limbs that has a permanent place on my yoga bookshelf. It's the kind of book you read not once, but over and over, cover to cover or piece by piece, always finding something new or different. No yoga experience is required, yet even seasoned practitioners will find the book worthwhile."
"Lee's advice is supportive and will interest those who already practice the physical aspects of yoga but are seeking deeper understanding of the philosophical and spiritual elements. It will also be useful to newcomers to yoga, providing a strong foundation for the connections between mind, body, and spirit."
Foreword Reviews
"By drawing on real-world trials and tribulations, Lee brings the Sutras to life. She explores how they might help with the tedium of sitting in traffic, the sensory overload from too much time on the internet; the breakup of a marriage; or the stress and tension of raising a family while working full time."
Yoga U Online
"Great for yoga teacher training! As a yoga teacher involved in teacher training programs, I will make this book a welcome new addition to our required reading lists."
Amazon 5 star review
"In this work (Lee) does for the Sutras what Coleman Barks' translations did for Rumi. She gives these ancient writings an up-to-date rendering that makes them exciting and relevant to our times."
Life Force Yoga Research
"Almost everywhere we go we see the physical manifestation of yoga. What we don’t see are its universal inner qualities. Jennie Lee has opened our eyes and made this often misunderstood practice remarkably accessible. Truly brilliant, life-affirming work."
Graham Salisbury
Author of Under the Blood Red Sun
"With True Yoga Jennie Lee interprets the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy for a modern Western audience with clarity and simplicity to meaningfully apply its power to cope with life's stresses as well as enjoy its rewards. Her inspirational writing uplifts the heart, body and soul."
Sydney Solis
Author of Storytime Yoga
"I learned how yoga is much more than postures on a mat and how to integrate yoga teachings, written thousands of years ago, into my life. It helps you understand simple yet powerful ways of walking through life happily and peacefully. I like to refer back to practices and review questions at the end of each chapter whenever I’m faced with something new and difficult in my life."
Amazon 5 star review
"A beautifully written translation and commentary rooted in compassion, in which we can see ourselves reflected."
Amy Weintraub
Author of Yoga for Depression
"True Yoga outlines the grandeur of this path we call Yoga, and how it encompasses and refines our inner and outer lives. It is a real gift."
Nischala Joy Devi
Author of The Secret Power of Yoga
"This beautiful, wise, and exceedingly practical guide on how to live True Yoga should be on every yogi’s bookshelf, and on their mats as a roadmap for practice."
Leza Lowitz
Author of Yoga Poems and Yoga Heart

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