Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body's Own Wisdom
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
Takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness, not just a technique for health and fitness

• Provides simple techniques that enhance the free flow of prana to promote physical and emotional healing, self-discovery, and spiritual evolution

• Includes over 100 exercises and meditations for a self-structured practice

• Teaches how to release the body’s inefficient, painful patterns and to access unknown potentials through kinesthetic inquiries

• Includes 60-minute audio CD-V of four guided meditation exercises

When artist and professor Don Stapleton discovered yoga, it marked the beginning of a journey into the awakening powers of prana--the energy of yogic purification--and the natural spiritual and healing properties of his own body. After 30 years of extensive yoga training, an accident left him with a severe injury to the spine. Faced with the challenge of physical recovery, Stapleton drew upon his knowledge of yoga to create a series of exercises that allowed him to recover freedom of movement, release emotional blockages, and unleash his spiritual and physical potential.

Self-Awakening Yoga is the synthesis of Stapleton’s practice. More than 100 exercises--from focusing on the breath to accessing primal sound--show how to unlock the wisdom and power of prana to engage the body’s healing powers. His simple exercises and meditations focus on natural movements that encourage body awareness. Readers learn how to listen to what the body is saying before engaging in any specific yoga postures. Self-Awakening Yoga takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness, not just a technique for health and fitness.




Praise and Reviews
"Self-Awakening Yoga takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness."
Celebrity, May 2004

“What an awesome and inspiring book. It beautifully illustrates how an external teacher can lead a person to the lotus feet of his or her own inner authority.”
Erich Schiffmann, author of Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness

“Don is an adept, an amazing contemporary yogi who has gone beyond ordinary convention. His mastery of the spiritual inquiry and his brilliance radiates through every chapter of this book.”
Todd Norian, certified Anusara Yoga teacher, former director of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

"More than 100 exercises. . . show how to unlock the wisdom and power of prana to engage the body's healing powers."
SirReadaLot, September 2004

"Readers learn how to listen for messages from the body before entering into traditional yoga postures, providing the opportunity for deep engagement with the postures and for recognizing the self as the highest yoga-teaching authority."

Share Guide, Nov-Dec, 2004



"Self-Awakening Yoga takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of conciousness. . ."
Branches of Light, Spring-Summer-Fall 2005

". . . provides simple yet reliable techniques that enhance the free flow of prana to promote physical and emotional healing, self-discovery, and spiritual development."
Branches of Light, Spring-Summer-Fall 2005




 
Don Stapleton
Don Stapleton, Ph.D., has taught yoga worldwide since 1976 and was a teacher and director of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for 19 years. His extensive training includes Kr More...