Based on the Teachings of
T. Krishnamacharya and
Why Yoga Works and How it Can Work for You offers powerful insights on Yoga’s rich history and underlying philosophy, as well as effective guidelines for practicing this timeless healing art.
Part One explores Yoga’s holistic models which are based on the connection between the body, breath, mind and spirit. It discusses Yoga’s roots in these ancient wisdom teachings and explains the time-tested strategies for reducing suffering, creating optimal health and cultivating satisfying relationships.
Part Two delves into the science of sequencing, conscious breathing as well as the purposes, techniques and benefits of meditation. It also offers practices with step-by-step instructions utilizing a wide range of Yoga’s transformational tools.
This book is appropriate for beginners, seasoned practitioners, Yoga teachers and students in teacher training programs.
“Why Yoga Works” is on the recommended book list for Yoga Therapy Rx™ and Prime of Life Yoga© courses at Loyola Marymount University. The authors have produced a comprehensive and user friendly vehicle for the lineage of Professor T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Highly recommended for students and teachers.”
“The experience of yoga practice, like any spiritual journey, involves a degree of mystery. But as this enlightening and delightful book makes clear, it doesn’t have to be that mysterious. In conversational prose, with thoughtful discussions of human nature, and inspiring explications of yoga teaching (including charming and clear illustrations) this user-friendly book demystifies the physical, psychological and spiritual rewards of the ancient form of enlightenment. There is much here for teachers, practitioners, and even casual students like me – my downward facing dog will never be the same.”
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