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    Yogsana The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

    Text by Yogrishi Vishvketu; Foreword by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Filled with chakra activation charts, over eight hundred poses, and a radical renaming of modern yoga asana, this benchmark encyclopedia of yoga poses makes the spirituality, practice, and language of yoga more accessible than ever before.

    Nearly a millennium ago, the hatha yoga tradition included over seventy two thousand yoga poses. Today, only a fraction of those are known and commonly practiced. Yogrishi Vishvketu, a lifelong yoga devotee, bridges that gap by connecting modern poses to their ancient roots with an organic naming system that fuses past with present. Packed with over eight hundred images and descriptions of poses

    presented by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, Yogsana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses (Mandala Publishing / $29.99 / October 2015) is the most comprehensive yoga asana guide to date. With poses adapted to every skill level, this encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for yoga novices, teachers, and studio owners alike. Thorough translation chartswhich provide pose names in Sanskrit script along with transliterations in Sanskrit and Englishhelp practitioners gain an understanding of the relationship between the name and the spiritual significance of each pose. The energetic essence of each asana is unveiled through a detailed chakra chart and graphic indicators depicting the chakras activated by that pose. With poses organized into a logical sequence with roots in the traditional Himalayan system and enhanced by Yogrishi Vishvketus decades of practice, this yoga compendium showcases the asanas, the language, and the spiritual path of yoga together in a single, all-inclusive volume. About the Contributors: Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is the creator of the Akhanda Yoga system, meaning "whole and indivisible." His approach incorporates diverse aspects of yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic

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    mantra. Vishva-ji is committed to offering international holistic yoga workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. In 2007 he founded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where he lives and teaches six months of the year. In 2014, the ashram opened a school providing free education to underserved children in rural India. Vishvketu holds a PhD in yogic science from Gurukula Kangri, the Sanskrit University of Haridwar. Through his life and work, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He offers techniques to live a deeper, more joyous life, through the international Art of Living Foundation, a global non-profit that recognizes a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion. He lives in India. About Mandala Publishing: In the traditions of the East, wisdom, truth, and beauty go hand in hand. This is reflected in the great arts, music, yoga, and philosophy of India. Mandala Publishing strives to bring to its readers authentic and accessible renderings of thousands of years of wisdom and philosophy from this unique culturetimeless treasures that are our inspirations and guides. At Mandala, we believe that the arts, health, ecology, and spirituality of the great Vedic traditions are as relevant today as they were in sacred India thousands of years ago. As a distinguished publisher in the world of Vedic literature, lifestyle, and interests today, Mandala strives to provide accessible and meaningful works for the modern reader. For more information, visit MandalaEarthEditions.com.

    Yogsana The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

    Text by Yogrishi Vishvketu; Foreword by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Mandala Publishing | October 2015 | 9 x 6 | 304 pages

    Health / Sports Paperback | World | $29.99

    ISBN: 978-1608876563 0