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.
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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...Nov 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Access Your Inner Power: Awak...