In this very informative book, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi has given many keys to understanding the full holistic vision of Yoga as well as clarifying the practice of asanas, or physical postures, and has given us an asana sequence custom tailored to deal with the problems we face in the modern world. Whether new to Yoga or a seasoned practitioner, one will definitely benefit from these teachings which are unique in the world for their scope and depth. People of all ages and abilities are discovering the healing power of this practice, and even Yoga teachers with more than sixty years of experience are amazed at the sublime force of Sri Karunamayi Yoga. Regardless of one’s faith or spiritual practice, the keys Her Holiness has given will only enhance one’s spiritual life.
Topics include: the Four Paths of Yoga (Devotion, Knowledge, Meditation, Service), the Eight Steps of Yoga including the Yamas and the Niyamas, the complete practice of Sri Karunamayi Yoga including sun salutations, principles of Energetic Alignment, alternate poses, Yogic diet, and more!
From the book, “Asanas are not exercise, because they have a different target of focus: the nerves. Exercise is focused on our physical bodies, in particular the muscles. But asana is targeting the nervous system, which is where the mind and the body meet. Our mind is not just in our brain, but also the spinal cord and all the 72,000 nerve channels throughout the whole body.”
Praise for Yoga is Union…
“Out of all of the books on Yoga I have read, yours is the most profound and poignant. We formed a study group of your book in Columbia and enjoy so much going over the spiritual gems you gave.” — Mariela Lasso, Bogota, Columbia
“Thank you and our beloved Amma and Rishis for the amazing book Yoga is Union. I have several amazing stories on these teachings that I have just begun to digest, it has been literally miraculous in opening blockages for people – especially yoga instructors!” — Pam Erwin, Erie PA
“Being initiated into the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation by Swami Veda Bharati, I have become familiar with practicing hatha with awareness of the asanas’ effect on mind, breath and body. Yet it is something even beyond that to hear how these asanas were used in ancient times and best of all– Amma’s direct comments on them.” — Janice Englund, Port Murray NJ
“I’m continuing to enjoy the book very much. I love the personal insights mingled with Amma’s teachings and wisdom. It’s a lot to absorb, think about and incorporate and I imagine that I will be re-reading portions of this inspired and inspiring book for many years to come.” — Geeta Agerwala, White Plains NY