“She seamlessly integrates her unique expressions of these two complementary approaches, Yin and Yang Yogas…”
– Richard Rosen
Insight Yoga is a series of practices distilled by Sarah Powers. These combined disciplines, some yogic, some Buddhist and some Taoist, are designed to identify, open and strengthen the various physical and psychological components of one’s experience – fostering a kinder, clearer and altogether healthier and more mature relationship to one’s self and others. Insight Yoga inspires this psychospiritual transformation through passive (Yin) and active (Yang) yoga postures combined with breathing practices, visualization, mindfulness meditation, self-inquiry and dialogue, and extended periods of silence.
Insight Yoga Book Reviews
I was one of Sarah’s teachers near the beginning of her yoga study. It’s lovely to see the fruits of her evolving journey. Her emphasis on meditation is particularly noteworthy, salutary, and her awesome synthesis of the various wisdom traditions is solid and interesting. Indeed, each tradition is like a transparent map which when overlaid one upon another gives a more complete rendering of the Living Event in which we are all participants. Insight Yoga will be of tremendous interest and benefit to many people. May her book promote further insight into Reality-As-It-Is!”
In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna defines Yoga as “equanimity” (samatva) or the balance of all opposing principles. But practice in most modern Yoga schools is generally unbalanced, favoring the active over the receptive. Sarah Powers’ work restores the balance between what classical Yoga calls determined effort (abhyasa) or “making happen,” and “dispassion” (vairagya) or “letting happen.” She seamlessly integrates her unique expressions of these two complementary approaches, Yin and Yang Yogas, with traditional Chinese medicine, Taoism and Buddhism to create one of the most complete and balanced systems of modern Yoga. The Yoga Path of Awareness is a teaching of great warmth and intelligence, that will heal your body, invigorate your mind, and inspire your soul.”
When I first met Sarah I noticed that there was something special about her. It didn’t take me long to figure out that she was a yogini of relentless curiosity and great depth. In Insight Yoga she lets the reader into her thinking, her practice and her life in a way that both inspires and instructs. Ms. Powers has offered us a narrative of her learning, and we are fortunate to have her wisdom on the page so we can revisit it over and over. I especially enjoyed the effortlessness of how she combined the yoga poses with Chinese meridians. Insight Yoga is destined to become a classic, enjoyed by beginners and experienced practitioners as well.”
Sarah Powers brings us a truly brilliant integration of yin and yang yoga, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy and psychology, and the genius of traditional Chinese medicine. In less skillful hands this might be overwhelming, but Powers’ work is a marvel of lucidity—presenting very complex ideas and practices with the kind of straightforwardness that makes them easy to digest. This book belongs in the library of every serious practitioner of yoga and meditation.”
Sarah Powers interweaves the ancient practices of Taoism, Buddhism, and yoga, and skillfully brings them beyond intellectual study, into the body and heart for a deeply healing experience.”
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