Access Your Inner Power by Brenda Schnable
Awakening Your Health and Vitality

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Cultures across the world have different names for the vital life force energy that resides within all of us. The Chinese call it Qi while the Indian culture refers to the life force energy as Prana. The ancient Eastern cultures explored this phenomenon identifying simple yet profound energies and developed systems which gave birth to physical and spiritual disciplines that access, balance, and strengthen the life force energy. Access Your Inner Power: Awakening Your Health and Vitality introduces a unique experience fusing Indian and Chinese disciplines to create a distinct practice called Qi Infused Yoga.

This volume offers a broad-based perspective on four different energy concepts. Author Brenda Schnable delves into the Eastern energies of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Qigong as well as the Western concept of energy. Ayurvedic energies include the gunas, doshas, and vayus. Under the yoga energy umbrella are the chakras, mantras, and mudras. To arrive at the flowing Chinese life force of Qi, she explains the meridian system and the delicate balance of Yin and Yang.

Access Your Inner Power offers practical techniques for tapping into, awakening, and balancing the potency within and uses Qi Infused Yoga as a vehicle to do so. The physical postures and contemplative facet melds Qigong and Tai Chi movements with yoga asanas into a single, hybridized experience that enhances the vital energy and eases common ailments such as, anxiety, back pain, insomnia, digestive issues, and migraines, to name just a few.

Despite its ancient and diffuse spiritual pedigree, this powerful and provocative book transcends culture to forge a new physical and spiritual experience from which all can benefit. Access Your Inner Power provides a 30-, 45-, and 60-minute gentle yet energizing Qi Infused Yoga practice designed to awaken the body’s wisdom and intelligence and strengthen the life force energy that dwells within everyone.


About Brenda Schnable

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After working as a computer scientist for two decades, Brenda Schnable learned that she was no longer called to sit behind a desk and code. She took her first yoga class in 1992 and became a certified yoga instructor a little more than a decade later. In 2007, she became a certified yoga therapist. She currently holds the status of E-RYT500 with the Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She studies and draws inspiration from a wide variety of yoga and Qigong styles.As a yoga therapist, Schnable helps people on their healing journey, whether it is recovering from an injury, coping with a common ailment, or a chronic condition. As a yoga instructor, she helps people relax, de-stress, and breathe deeply while building strength, flexibility, confidence, and self-acceptance. Schnable is passionate about awakening the body's wisdom and innate intelligence and accessing the energies that dwell within us to maintain health, gain vitality, and heal. MELINDA FINE is an educational research and program development consultant. Her clients include youth development organizations, curriculum development groups, school reform initiatives, and public television companies. From 1991 to 1993 she served as assistant director of research for Children's Television Workshop's Ghostwriter series. She has worked with the Facing History and Ourselves organization since 1989 as an indepAndent consultant and a member of the organization's national teacher training team.
Published September 7, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 166 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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Schnable asserts that Qigong and yoga are similar, as “they are both considered mind/body practices” and “breath essential.” The practice itself has “equal focus on physical movement and the movement of energy.” Schnable’s ability to strike a tone that’s respectful of both Western thought and Eas...

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