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Yinsights: A Journey Into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga
     

Yinsights: A Journey Into the Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga

by Bernie Clark
 

Why practice yoga or Yin Yoga in particular? YinSights, a new book by Bernie Clark, has the answers. In YinSights, Clark explores the benefits of yoga, as viewed by both the Eastern and Western worlds and relates how it affects the body and mind. Although more and more students are embracing the Yin-side of yoga, Yin Yoga is still relatively unknown. Filling a void

Overview

Why practice yoga or Yin Yoga in particular? YinSights, a new book by Bernie Clark, has the answers. In YinSights, Clark explores the benefits of yoga, as viewed by both the Eastern and Western worlds and relates how it affects the body and mind. Although more and more students are embracing the Yin-side of yoga, Yin Yoga is still relatively unknown. Filling a void in yoga literature, YinSights serves as a practical guide for students interested in understanding Yin Yoga. YinSights is divided into two main sections. The first investigates the benefits of yoga on the physical body, the energetic body, and the mind/emotional body. Clark presents three points of view - those of the yogis in India, the Daoists in China, and the medical and scientific researchers of the West. The second section explores the practice of Yin Yoga in detail, and several flows are offered each with different themes. Slower versions of the normally active or yang Sun Salutations are provided, as well as even gentler ways to stimulate the flow of prana, chi, or energy. While YinSights illustrates how to practice Yin Yoga, it is not just for those seeking knowledge about Yin Yoga in particular. The book also discusses the advantages of all styles of yoga and will be of interest to every yoga student. "Bernie Clark's Yinsights is one of the best yoga resources now available, no matter what your preferred style of practice." - Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780968766521
Publisher:
Yinsights
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
292,887
File size:
2 MB

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"Bernie has written a beautiful, thorough, humorous and insightful book not only on Yin Yoga, but about the broader umbrella of Yoga in general, and further, the value of combining an eastern spiritual perspective with western scientific rigor."

- From the Foreword by Sarah Powers

What People are Saying About This

Paul Grilley
"Bernie Clark's Yinsights is one of the best yoga resources now available, no matter what your preferred style of practice is."--(Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga)
Biff Mithoefer
"Yinsights is written with compassion and deep understanding, and I recommend it not only for those interested in Yin Yoga, but for all yoga practitioners."--(Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit)

Meet the Author

Bernie Clark has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. He has a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Waterloo and combines his intense interest in yoga with an understanding of the scientific approach to investigating the nature of things. His ongoing studies have taken him deeply inside mythology, comparative reli-gions, and psychology. All of these avenues of exploration have clarified his under-standing of the ancient Eastern practices of yoga and meditation. His teaching, workshops, and books have helped many students broaden their own understanding of health, life, and the source of true joy. Bernie's yoga practice encompasses the hard, yang-styles, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, and the softer, yin-styles, as exemplified in Yin Yoga. His meditation experience goes back to the early '80s when he first began to explore the practice of Zen meditation. During those days, while he struggled with the conflict between practice and theory, Bernie also worked as a member of the executive team of one of Canada's oldest and largest hi-tech companies, assisting it to become a world-renowned leader in its field. He has two children who have launched successful careers of their own.

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