The Heart and Science of Yoga is an encyclopedic introduction to Yoga Science, The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter shares his extraordinary knowledge of the world’s oldest and most practical mind/body medicine. Leonard is one of the West s foremost guides to understanding the nature of consciousness. He will gently lead you to a realization of the profound wisdom and power that you already possess.
The Heart and Science of Yoga is both the record of a personal journey and a transformational teaching. The content is filled with easy-to-learn prayers, meditations, breathing practices, teaching stories from the world’ s great spiritual traditions, techniques for accessing intuitive wisdom, a user s guide for the mind, an introduction to ancient Ayurvedic health principles, and a holistic series of easy-gentle yoga exercises.
As modern medicine rediscovers and systematically documents the physical, mental and emotional benefits of Yoga, millions of Americans from all walks of life are incorporating the timeless practices of this ancient science into their lives. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time student, Leonard provides loving support and valuable insights to advance your understanding, deepen your practice and nurture your Self-transformation. Yoga Science promises that through the process of personal experimentation you too can access an inner reservoir of creativity to make every relationship rewarding no matter what.
The Heart and Science of Yoga is the first, comprehensive Yoga Science curriculum accredited by the American Medical Association, American Nurses Association and American Psychological Association for continuing medical education credit. This book is an empowering guide for the greatest adventure you will ever have your personal journey to a happy, healthy and joyful life. It comes with an index and directory of practices.
About the Author
Leonard Perlmutter is the founder of The American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, New York. He currently serves as Director of the Institute. Mr. Perlmutter is the author and editor of Transformation, the Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine. His book, The Heart and Science of Yoga: The American Meditation Institute’s Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life has been endorsed by Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD, and has received six major book of the year accolades including the prestigious ForeWord magazine, Benjamin Franklin, Erich Hoffer, Nautilus and Independent Publishers Association awards. Over the past thirty-nine years, Leonard has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association in Calgary, Canada. He has studied in Rishikesh, India and is a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas the man who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. These research demonstrations have been one of the major cornerstones of the mind/body movement. Mr. Perlmutter has served as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York where he has taught yoga and meditation. His many writings and all his seminars are enlivened by his inspiring enthusiasm, vast experience, humor and clear teaching style.
Leonard has presented informative workshops on the benefits of meditation and Yoga Science at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Albany Medical College, The Berkshire Medical Center, The New York Times forum on Yoga Science, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, the Washington University Medical School, the University of Colorado Medical School and the West Point Association of Graduates. Since 2009, Leonard s Heart and Science of Yoga® course has been certified for continuing medical education credits by the American Medical Association, American Nurses Association and the American Psychological Association for continuing medical education credit.
In 2014, Leonard’s 5 1/2 hour online video course, Comprehensive Meditation and Easy-Gentle Yoga, was released. It contains the core Heart and Science of Yoga® curriculum.
Leonard lives and teaches in Averill Park, New York.