FROM SWEAT TO "SAMADHI: " The Path of ASTANGA YOGA
"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.
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.
The New York Times Yoga that mixes sweat with serenity.
|The Journey to India|
|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|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 4th January 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 20.32 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1