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. In Yoga American Style, Prem Prakash emphasizes what he sees as the psycho-social ills of our Western society: hurry, worry, fear, and self-doubt. . . The title . . . is perfectly suited to this collection of essays. Prem Prakash is, after all, an American yogi. He reminded me that yoga is an eminently practical path. The guru does not expect the aspirant to disengage from her worldly concerns or neglect her duties in society. Just the opposite, the guru encourages the aspirant to engage fully. What changes are not the externals of our world, but the internals of our self, how we perceive and react to this life that we create. Prem Prakash instructs us with humor and intelligence, often sharing his own experiences. He presents, in short essays punctuated by levity, issues that concern us all, like karma, practice, relationships, beliefs, fear. Each essay calls us to accountability and action while reminding us that we are not alone: we have the satsang, community, of our fellow passengers, and the guru who knows the way is conducting us. Despite the assurance that the guru is present and helping, a recurring message is that only the aspirant can do the work necessary to advance on the path. Prem Prakash says, We can choose to take responsibility for our situation, have the humility to ask for guidance, and then go about doing the work necessary to become free. His essays are a wonderful addition to the resources available to the aspirant who seeks guidance, especially suited to us American yogis. --Alida Winternheimer, Himalayan Path, Volume 9, Number 2, Spring 2009

About the Author

The American author, Prem Prakash, lives and teaches yoga at the Kailash Ashram in Middlebury, Vermont, where he co-directs the Green Mountain School of Yoga. He teaches yoga at several nearby schools and travels nationally to speak at yoga centers. His other books include: Three Paths of Devotion, Universal Yoga, and The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion. Married and the father of an energetic six-year-old son, he has much to tell us about yoga.

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Yes International Publishers (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936663464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936663463
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.3 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,006,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Prem Prakash was born in the United States and spent the first fifteen years of his life like most young men of his culture - absorbed in matters pertaining to sports and sex. With the grace and guidance of his gurus he was awakened to yoga and processes of developing wisdom and compassion. He is the author of Yoga American Style, Universal Yoga,Three Paths of Devotion as well as The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion. His writings on yoga have appeared in many publications in the US and Europe. Prem lives at the Kailash Ashram in Middlebury, Vermont where he serves as co-director on the Green Mountain School of Yoga.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Ellingwood on September 8, 2014
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Here in America, one aspect of the yogic system, asana (the postures), has been magnified and commercialized. In some ways, this is helpful in that it provides many people access to a method of stress relief and bodily health. But, it has also inspired competitive flexibility (sometimes leading to injury), acquisition of appealing yoga clothes and developing a `yoga butt'.

In Yoga American Style, Prem Prakash takes a step back and helps Westerners understand the broader context of yoga as rooted in the Indian tradition. He begins by providing a survey of the different forms of yoga as practiced in India, giving pros and cons of each, such that each student can better decide which path might support their spiritual growth.

Then, the book continues with a series of meaningful, yet enjoyable short essays which help connect the American mind to aspects of yoga as described in traditional source texts including the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The book covers a wide range of psychological and mythological topics including: the Western/Indian creation stories, the duality of good & bad, the student / guru relationship, cultivation of consciousness, Karma, daily spiritual practice, how to deal with difficult feelings, forgiveness and how to relax in the midst of it all.

I especially commend this book for its accessibility. It is written for regular people to read and uses accessible language. Where the book uses Sanskrit words (the language of the source texts), it is careful to include meanings in parenthesis.

I have personally read this book three times - once when I was a relative yogic newbie and twice since my study of yoga has progressed over the years. Each time, I've found it enjoyable and insightful. I recommend it to anyone exploring this path, especially if you'd like to learn to be an American style, yet traditional yogi.
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Yoga isn't all about bending and silent meditation. "Yoga American Style" takes a secular approach to Yoga by channeling its ancient roots, which are far older than even Hinduism. Yoga can bring much to one's life; author Prem Prakash hopes to help Americans embrace it rather than simply dismiss it as new age nonsense. "Yoga American Style" is the introductory primer to Yoga that many Americans need.
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