The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama
Step-by-Step Instructions in the Yogic Breathing Practices
Sri Swami Satchidananda
Integral Yoga Publications
Step-by-step instruction in pranayama—-the yogic breathing practices, Levels I and II—-by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Detailed guidance in how to incorporate these most powerful of healing practices, for physical and mental purification and centering, into your daily routine. Suitable for complete beginners as well as more advanced students.
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He taught Yoga postures, meditation, a vegetarian and more compassionate lifestyle to westerners when he was invited to America in 1966 by the pop artist Peter Max.The distinctive teachings he brought with him blend the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy of Vedic literature and the interfaith ideals he pioneered. These techniques and concepts influenced a generation and a spawned Yoga culture that is flourishing today. The organization founded on his teachings, Integral Yoga ® International, is now a leading institute for Yoga teacher certification. Integral Yoga is the foundation for Dr. Dean Ornish’s landmark work in reversing heart disease and Dr. Michael Lerner’s noted Commonweal Cancer Help program.Sri Swami Satchidananda is the author of many books on Yoga and is the subject of the DVD documentary, “Living Yoga.”