Inner Yoga takes you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring through yoga the rich layers of consciousness in a warm, intimate, empowering journey inward.
Using asanas, breathing, and meditation, this book will deepen your practice by teaching you the inner meaning of the asanas you practice, the slow, controlled breathing necessary for effective meditation, the power of sound to focus the mind, how to improve your concentration, and how to connect every aspect of your practice to the absolute.
More than 60 photographs of Finnish yogi Jani Jaatinen demonstrating postures and breathing. This book gives both beginners and experienced practitioners a deeply spiritual orientation to their practice. Teachers can use this book to gently guide students toward the innermost core of the yoga tradition.
Joshua Greene writes, “Bhakti-yoga-trained instructor Janne Kontala applies insights from his devotional practice to reveal dimensions of asanas, breathing, and meditation that are too often absent from yoga classes. By dividing his subjects into brief, digestible pieces (definitions, stages, components, recommendations), the author has rendered a valuable service to yoga instructors and students alike. Highly recommended.”