14. The Path to Happiness Begins with a Journey Inside

  1. Liz Stillwaggon Swan PhD
  1. Jim Berti

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch14

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

How to Cite

Berti, J. (2011) The Path to Happiness Begins with a Journey Inside, in Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body (ed L. S. Swan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658802

Online ISBN: 9781118121450

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Keywords:

  • the path to happiness, beginning with a journey inside;
  • practicing yoga, deeper recognition of oneself;
  • emotional and physical toll of anxiety;
  • kapalbhati position (kneeling);
  • first yoga experience, feelings of release of tension;
  • decluttering the body and mind;
  • experience as intense happiness;
  • feelings, paralyzing emotions of fear and anxiety;
  • a letting go of all negative feelings;
  • yoga, more of a teacher and a guiding voice of reason

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Emotional and Physical Toll of Anxiety

  • Decluttering the Body and Mind

  • Slowing Down the Breath, Slowing Down the Mind

  • Learning to Live Free of Fear

  • Yoga, a Gateway Drug?