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Beyond Power Yoga - Beryl Bender Birch

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780684855264
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Beyond Power Yoga" presents and explores the "complete" journey of the classical "astanga yoga" system, from power yoga to meditation and liberation. Bender Birch's first book, the groundbreaking "Power Yoga, " introduced one level of "astanga yoga" to mainstream America -- a high-heat, high-energy mind/body workout. Now, "Beyond Power Yoga" presents all eight levels, or limbs, of this ancient method -- a total practice for body and soul.

Drawing a parallel between "astanga yoga'"s eight limbs and the mind/body energy centers "(chakras)" of Eastern philosophy, Bender Birch shows us how we can balance and heal our body, focus and relax our mind, amplify and direct our energy "(prana), " and ultimately reclaim our spiritual connection to Universal Consciousness. Each chapter offers specific practices to help the reader uncover and experience the insights of the "astanga yoga" journey.

  • The YAMAS: Exploring the Fundamentals
  • The NIYAMAS: Doing the Work
  • ASANA: Practicing the Postures
  • PRANAYAMA: Breathing Mindfully
  • PRATYAHARA: Turning Inward
  • DHARANA: Developing Concentration
  • DHYANA: Experiencing Meditation
  • SAMADHI: Living Joyfully

    Presented in the down-to-earth illuminating style and inspiring voice of the author, illustrated with easy-to-follow photos, plus a special "wall" chart of the "asana" sequences, "Beyond Power Yoga" offers a short form of the dynamic mind/body power yoga method, then journeys through the deeper levels of spiritual practice.

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  • Preface
    The Journey to India
    The Awakening
    The Source of Our Support: Discovering the Fundamentals
    The Work: Yoga in Action
    The Workout: The Burning Power of Asana Practice
    Mindful Breathing: Connecting Body and Mind
    Beyond the Senses: Turning Inward
    Training the Mind: Learning Concentration
    The Path to Self: Experiencing Meditation
    The Leap into Liberation: Knowing BLISS
    Additional Recommended Reading
    Exercise Chart
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780684855264
    ISBN-10: 0684855267
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 1st January 2000
    Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 19.05  x 1.52
    Weight (kg): 0.48
    Edition Number: 1