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Awakening the Spine: The Stress-Free New Yoga that Works with the Body to Restore Health, Vitality and Energy Paperback – October 11, 1991
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About the Author
Vanda Scaravelli was born in Florence, Italy. She studied for many years with B.K.S. Iyengar and trains teachers who teach her new form of yoga all over the world.
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Top Customer Reviews
I would not recommend this book for instructional purposes, except as an addition to ones practice. Scaravelli's techniques are unusual, but they are the techniques I find myself returning to over and over. This book makes sense on many levels.
I met this book in the guestroom of a friend, where I browsed the remarkable pictures and felt immediately the freedom and relaxation of this teacher. Vanda Scaravelli rose to the occasion of writing her one book by packing it with myriad moments of access to her life vision, especcially the possibilities of old age. Any page is worthy of repeated attention, and can serve as a breath of inspiration during a busy day.
The text can be read in one sitting. The book does not take your time, it gives you a way of being in time that floats above the ordinary.
Well, the existing reviews seem to fall into the "love it or hate it" category. I read just about the whole of this book in a very understanding bookshop in Sydney. I did not buy it then; I was looking for more "instructional" books. But I remember more of the content than I would have believed possible on so short an acquaintance, in fact I was quite sure I had bought a copy until I had gone through everything we shipped back from Australia. Alas it is not currently available, otherwise I would certainly be buying a copy right now.
The book is valuable for its reflection of a life inspired by yoga, and as a demonstration of what can be achieved by someone who came to yoga relatively late in life. Her anecdotes of meetings with the 'giants' of modern yoga underpin the theme that finding the correct teacher is crucial to a student's development. And none of this is presented with the self-serving egotism which, I'm afraid, disgraces many well-known writers on yoga (even some of the best).
Not a book to buy if you are short of cash, but certainly one to read - and to lend to your friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A pupil of BKS Iyengar, the author relates her many worthwhile experiences.Published 17 days ago by Retired and Happy
Something inspiring on every page. Photographs are not only beautiful, but carefully and meaningfully selected.Published 3 months ago by Roberta L. Ungar
Extremely informative for anyone wanting to improve their spine.Published 4 months ago by Phyllis suriano
I love this yoga book, but somehow it keeps vanishing from my library. The last copy was the third one I bought and it's already vanished. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mirela Monte
I heard about this book, after I read Warrior Pose (How Yoga Literally Saved My Life) by Brad Willis AKA Bhava Ram (A must read!!). Read morePublished 11 months ago by Carolyn
Scaravelli will inspire you whatever your age is. Beautiful book!Published 16 months ago by A customer