‘You don't cure the body with the body, you cure the body with the mind.' - Plato Spiritual Survival and the City is a clear-sighted assessment of the challenges of modern life, and a guide to slowing down and discovering true peace and serenity. It brings together practical information on yoga, meditation, breathing and prayer, and guidance on many forms of spiritual practice to help us find peace amid the whirlwind of modern living. Yoga teacher Katie Spiers delivers a positive message: that it is possible to enjoy modern life for what it can be - dynamic, challenging, open-minded, culturally and materially rich and rewarding - while remaining connected to ourselves on the deepest level. Katie's calm, reflective, intelligent voice is consistent throughout the book. She draws on her own experiences and uses inspirational quotes from many teachers to illustrate the choices we have and the lessons we can learn along the way. Spiritual Survival and the City makes yoga and the philosophy behind yoga accessible to the average urban dweller, and the collation of information on how to find peace and serenity against a busy backdrop of daily city life is sure to make you breathe a sigh of relief.