Author(s): Yogrishi Vishvketu
Packed with over 800 unique poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, "Yogasana" is the most comprehensive yoga asana guide to date. The poses range from beginner to advanced levels, which makes this the perfect book for both the yoga novice and the studio owner. Vishvketu, a lifelong yoga devotee who grew up in the Himalayan foothills, unveils the mystery surrounding the names of traditional yoga poses by listing each name in Sanskrit, Romanized Sanskrit, and English and providing guided translation charts. The reader gains an understanding of the rich historical and spiritual naming system behind each asana. Charts describing the properties of each chakra and a graphic indicator showing which chakras are activated by each pose help readers focus their practice and utilize the unique energetic essence of each asana. With color-coded poses organized into a logical sequence with roots in both the traditional Himalayan system and Yogrishi Vishvketu's decades of practice, this yoga compendium brings together information about the physical exercise, the history of the practice, and the spiritual path of yoga in a single, all-inclusive volume.
Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) holds a Ph.D. in yoga philosophy from Gurukul Kangri, the Sanskrit University of Haridwar. Vishva-ji is committed to offering holistic yoga workshops internationally and incorporating diverse aspects of yoga into his practice: asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic mantra. He created the Akhanda Yoga system, meaning "whole and indivisible." He founded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in 2007 in Rishikesh, India, where he lives and teaches six months of the year. 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 has founded courses that provide techniques to live a deeper, more joyous life, and he has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion. He lives in India.