Sharing Sadhana: Insights and Inspiration for a Personal Yoga Practice

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jul 12, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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A daily personal yoga practice, or sadhana, is carried out by yogis and yoginis throughout the world every day. Within western culture our knowledge of yoga and yoga practices has been shaped by lessons and insights provided and shared by well-known yoga teachers and yoga therapists in various traditions. Yet, the consistent message from all these teachers is to maintain your own daily practice – honor your sadhana.

Finding and committing yourself to either a particular yogic tradition’s daily discipline or finding the confidence and dedication to create your own yoga practice can be both daunting and challenging to new yoga students while it eventually becomes an essential part of every day for people with an established practice. In Sharing Sadhana, the author provides an overview and outline of what yoga sadhana means within western yoga culture and what it means to prominent and experienced yoga teachers and therapists in the western yoga world. She interviews yoga teachers such as Richard Miller, Nischala Joy Devi, Leslie Kaminoff and other prominent practitioners about their views, advice, and experience of sadhana and what it means to them in their personal daily lives and in their teaching. The book offers a means for these experienced practitioners to share information about their own development of sadhana, to provide insights into their own personal yoga journey as well as sadhana guidance and inspiration to new and seasoned yoga practitioners. It includes the challenges they have faced on their yoga journey and how they have overcome those barriers; their advice to other yoga practitioners; and how their yoga practice has changed over time. Anyone hoping to cultivate a better daily yoga practice will be inspired to begin today.
 

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I enjoyed reading this book- it is based on several interviews with some of the most known yoga teachers and practitioners in America. It touches on the subject of sadhana, and presents the opinions ... Read full review

Contents

1 Paul Grilley
1
2 Wade Imre Morissette
9
3 Molly Lannon Kenny
15
4 Gary Kraftsow
25
5 Susi Hately
33
6 Doug Swenson
43
7 Sarahjoy Marsh
53
8 Erich Schiffmann
65
11 Ted Grand
91
12 Sat Dharam Kaur
99
13 Nischala Joy Devi
109
14 Richard Miller
115
Epilogue
131
Bibliography
135
Resources
137
About the Author
139

9 Robin Rothenberg
75
10 Leslie Kaminoff
83

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About the author (2012)

Victoria Bailey is a yoga student, a yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist. She is a member of IAYT and has completed a wide range of yoga teacher training. Victoria is also a freelance writer and lives and practices yoga in Calgary, Canada.

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