Sun, Moon and Earth tells the story of the “twin sciences” of yoga and Ayurveda. Weaving in the author’s long professional and personal experience as a yoga teacher and Ayurveda practitioner, it explores how these traditions can be integrated into our lives as a practical means for balanced living and spiritual evolution. It is written for the growing audience of hatha yogis interested both in asana or postural yoga and a more conscious, Ayurvedic lifestyle.
The book’s historical sections look at the current reunion of these wrongly separated traditions and introduce readers to popular themes pertinent to the modern urban lifestyle, such as detoxification, individualized diet, and essential practices for healing mind-body fragmentation. Overall, the book presents yoga and Ayurveda as balanced solutions to the current global health epidemic and basic human dilemma of longing for spiritual purpose or dharma. Sun, Moon, and Earth contends that, if you practice yoga dharma and embrace the lifestyle wisdom of Ayurveda, improving the mind-body relationship, the Divine will take care of the rest.
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This is the Whole Earth Catalog of the 21st century! Mas offers “an integrated, inspiring, complex, challenging, thought provoking and comprehensive world view and is written as if it we were sitting face to face with the author having a deep and thoughtful conversation. It is wonderful how easily the author slips into the first person to tell stories and give personal examples to highlight a point. He weaves together seamlessly the paths of Yoga and Ayurveda and how they so beautifully reinforce and support each other. If I were to write a book about yoga, this would be it! I love this book.
Swami Chidananda (Direct disciple of Sri Swami Satchitananda)
Integral Yoga Institute, NYC
Mas Vidal writes on Yoga and Ayurveda with depth, respect and appreciation for the wisdom of the ages. He is masterful in how he weaves together ancient teachings bringing them into our world of today. His deep insights, both spiritual and academic, make this book an important reference for training courses in Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. I thank Mas for giving our Yoga and Ayurveda community and our world, a treatise that will inspire and illumine hearts and minds for generations to come.
Rama Jyoti Vernon
Founder California Yoga Teachers Association, Co-Founder of Yoga Journal
Mas Vidal is making a significant contribution to the important effort of preserving and disseminating the fullness of yoga. In this clear, intriguing and comprehensive book, he reminds us that for all its important benefits to health, vitality and wellbeing, yoga is about Self-Realization.
From the Foreword by Philip Goldberg, cohost of Spirit Matters podcast and author of American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West.
(Pictured above the author, Phil Goldberg, Shambhavi Chopra, David Frawley)
In Sun, Moon and Earth, Mas Vidal approaches Yoga and Ayurveda in an integral manner, understanding their deep relationship and mutual efficacy for both health and spirituality.
From the introduction by Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)
World-renowned teacher and author of Yoga and Ayurveda.
In these deeply informative pages, Mas has skillfully woven golden threads gleaned from the Rishis to reveal a powerful work that traces the ancient science of Ayurveda and Yoga back to its principles in the mother-source of the Vedas. Adhering to the wisdom of the Vedic lineage while expanding beyond the material, physical, emotional and intellectual realm, Mas brings forward truth in practice that transforms modern materialistic perspectives of Yoga and Ayurveda and therein help to restore the form of the enlightened heart. Each and every seeker that embrace the spirit of nurturance, and light shimmering from these pages will set the progressive pace for entry into the New World where we align and flow in harmony with the spiritual ecology of Mother Earth, Moon and Father Sun.
Ayurveda Pioneer, Spiritual Teacher & Author
Sun-Moon & Earth is a brilliant book. He masterfully explores the relationship between Sun, Moon & Earth which in fact is the sacred trinity of life. This is a practical application of Vedanta for daily living. Mas Vidal is a Yogi, Athlete and a wise Ayurvedic practitioner. This book will help you to avoid any health related “eclipse” for sure. Read it.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS, MD(Ayurveda)
Author: The Hot Belly Diet
The mind-body complex is the Temple of all temples for the soul in human embodiment. For it is only in and through this Divine Temple that one attains the goal of life: Self-realization. In this excellent book, Mas Vidal reveals ancient secrets of yoga and Ayurveda that inspire his readers to nurture, strengthen, purify and heal the body and mind in a most effective and joyous manner. Opening the windows of this Temple to the radiant light of ancient teachings lays a strong foundation for the most profound transformation of the human personality. The true goal of nurturing the body is the unencumbered experience of bodiless-ness! The true goal of cultivating a mind that is reflective and thoughtful is the sweet and serene experience of thoughtless-ness! In this book, Sun, Moon and Earth, the author energizes all those on the royal journey to Enlightenment to soar to the heights of human potential by overcoming the gravitational pull of physical and mental limitations and, most importantly, ignorance of one’s glorious, essential Divine Nature.
Swami Jyotirmayananda (Last direct disciple Sri Swami Sivananda)
Yoga Research Foundation
An interesting work that explains how the mystical powers of Yoga and the lifestyle disciplines of Ayurveda can restore the bodily energies for wellbeing and spiritual evolution. Sun, Moon and Earth is a bold proclamation for lifestyle reformation through the balanced practice of these traditions. I encourage all students to read it!
Prof. Subhash Ranade
Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda
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I LOVE YOUR BOOK!!! I can’t put it down but have had to slow down as each sentence feels like a morsel of wisdom that I need to let soak into every cell of my being! There are so many truths to digest. You are such an eloquent writer. At times, I feel like I’m reading poetry. You take concepts that can be considered difficult to understand and make them accessible and applicable. I cannot wait to share this with my yogi friends and students! Congratulations again on such a beautiful gift to the world.
(Teacher, Healer and Student of Yoga & Ayurveda) / Jan 2017
I have to personally share my absolute enjoyment of the book. I feel it is such a timely offering that students not only at my studio but all over the globe can reflect upon.
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