Sarah Powers is widely known for her original ideas and techniques for using yoga both for health and spiritual growth. Combining traditional yoga techniques with the meridians of Chinese medicine and meditation, she has created a practice she calls Insight Yoga: a series of sequences that teaches both the dynamic flow poses (yang) and the more passive resting poses (yin) is its foundation.
Demonstrated by the author in beautiful photographs, the poses balance gentle stretches with dynamic moves for ultimate benefit to organs, muscles, joints, and tendons.
Powers offers a basic explanation of Chinese medicine theory, as well as of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She has been featured on the cover of "Yoga Journal" three times and her numerous articles and interviews have appeared in "Yoga Journal", "Tricycle", "Shambhala Sun", "Yogitimes", and "Elephant". She has published two DVDs and a CD, with total sales of 11,000 copies.
About the Author
Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder and author of Insight Yoga, which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar teachings, and QI gong.
"Sarah Powers seamlessly integrates her unique expressions of yin and yang yogas, with traditional Chinese medicine, Taoism, and Buddhism, to create one of the most complete and balanced systems of modern yoga. This is a teaching of great warmth and intelligence that will heal your body, invigorate your mind, and inspire your soul."--Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath
"Sarah Powers brings us a truly brilliant integration of yin and yang yoga, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy and psychology, and the genius of traditional Chinese medicine. This book belongs in the library of every serious practitioner of yoga and meditation."--Stephen Cope, Director, Kripalu Institute, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
"When I first met Sarah it didn't take me long to figure out that she was a yogini of relentless curiosity and great depth. In Insight Yoga she lets the reader into her thinking, her practice, and her life in a way that both inspires and instructs. Insight Yoga is destined to become a classic."--Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT, author of A Year of Living Your Yoga
"Sarah Powers's synthesis of wisdom traditions is awesome. Indeed, each tradition is like a transparent map, which when overlaid one upon another, gives a more complete rendering of the Living Event in which we are all participants. Insight Yoga will be of tremendous interest and benefit to many people."--Erich Schiffmann, author of Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness