"Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness" by Erich Schiffmann
"Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness" is a book written by Erich Schiffmann. It is a guide to the practice of yoga, focusing on the deeper aspects of the discipline and the journey towards inner stillness. Erich Schiffmann is a renowned yoga teacher and author known for his unique approach to yoga, which emphasizes self-expression and personal exploration.
In the book, Schiffmann delves into the spiritual dimensions of yoga and explores how the physical practice of asanas (yoga poses) can lead to a state of inner calm and stillness. He encourages readers to cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them through the practice of yoga.
"Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness" offers detailed instructions on various yoga poses and sequences, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Schiffmann emphasizes the importance of listening to the body and adapting the practice to individual needs and abilities. He encourages readers to approach yoga as a form of self-discovery and a means to connect with their own inner wisdom.
The book also touches upon the philosophy and history of yoga, including the teachings of influential yogis and spiritual traditions. Schiffmann shares personal anecdotes and insights from his own journey as a yoga practitioner and teacher, offering inspiration and guidance to readers.
Overall, "Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness" provides a holistic approach to yoga, blending physical postures, breathwork, meditation, and philosophical teachings. It serves as a comprehensive resource for both beginners and experienced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding and experience of yoga as a transformative practice.