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Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness Paperback – December 1, 1996
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World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann now offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new technique - the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation - to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace. Through simple instruction and essential illustrations, Yoga reveals more than one hundred poses and yoga routines for all levels of ability that will slow or even reverse aging, increase stamina and strength, and slim and tone the body; a complete program of meditation to promote self-realization, decrease stress, and promote creativity and love; yoga's secrets of stillness and movement that will enable you to radiate energy and feel an inner luminescence throughout your body; exercises that will awaken joy, allowing you to feel good about yourself and experience happiness; and techniques for mindful breathing and conscious physical immobility to wonderfully transform your perception of yourself and your world. Discover how to feel balanced, centered, and coordinated, increase flexibility, eliminate pain, and become free of life's negativity through the spirit and practice of Yoga.
About the Author
Erich Schiffmann is an accomplished American Yoga Master widely known for his award-winning video, Yoga Mind & Body, featuring actress Ali MacGraw. He is the author of a bestselling book Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness.
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i am a yoga and meditation teacher. i also suggest erichs book to my students. i really think you can put all other yoga books aside and i really like many of them, but the way erich writes you can feel the poses.the last chapter on meditation is the very best.
read every word and go out into the world and do every word.
this is the only meditation book you will need. you can relate so simply to his real approach. i think he should publish the meditation chapter on its own.
The book is fascinating; without going into the terminology of Yoga, the author tells you what Yoga is all about; how it affects the mind; why should one do postures; how he came to choose Yoga and stick with it. I had hitherto read a lot of hard-core philosophy of Yoga - the sutras, the translations, etc, but reading Erich's book gives you a simpler translation of the both process and the outcome.
A student of Jiddu Krishnamurthy, the author easily and fluently speaks Yoga; the Who am I excercise in helping one to know oneself is a simple and profound way of getting deeper into our consciousness. If you ever thought why you should do Yoga at all, read the chapter on "Why Yoga?" and ye shall be convinced.
The coverage on postures, while detailed and broken into numerous steps, are a bit long-ish for a quick read; but that is what Yoga is about - no quick lunch anytime.
Another highlight of the book is the various sets of routines one can follow for all levels of students.
First there is a wonderful introduction which introduces you to Erich's background, one of the premier teachers not only in the U.S. but perhaps the world. It's very interesting to see how he came to become a Yoga teacher and the things that influenced his unique approach to Yoga.
This is not just a book about the poses but an approach to Yoga that takes you to the core and depths of the practice. For me, the first section of the book gives you tools that you can take into practicing any style of Yoga. You learn about breathing, how to sensitively play your edges and find lines of energy in your poses and much much more.
The section on Asana (the poses) gives in depth instruction which are much more than just "bend your leg this way, raise your arm that way". There is tremendous detail which will help you deepen your experience of the poses and create an awareness that starts with your body and eventually move into your whole life.
I have several shelves of Yoga books and if I had to choose one out of all of them there is no doubt that this would be the one I would choose above all others.