"Zen Yoga offers an opportunity to get to know the self ... to feel happy, healthy and alive." -- www.aspiremag.net
Zen Yoga: A Path To Enlightenment Through Breathing, Movement and Meditationby Aaron Hoopes
Zen Yoga is the culmination of the more than twenty-five years Aaron Hoopes has spent studying and training in the practical and spiritual arts of Japan, China and India. In this book, he combines the mindful serenity of Zen meditation, the graceful movements of Tai Chi, the energized breathing of Qigong, and the peaceful stretching exercises of Shanti Yoga. He
Zen Yoga is the culmination of the more than twenty-five years Aaron Hoopes has spent studying and training in the practical and spiritual arts of Japan, China and India. In this book, he combines the mindful serenity of Zen meditation, the graceful movements of Tai Chi, the energized breathing of Qigong, and the peaceful stretching exercises of Shanti Yoga. He then blends breathing, moving, stretching, and relaxation exercises into a unique discipline that opens up to anyone, regardless of age or physical condition, the potential for experiencing a new way of living. But Zen Yoga is more than a simple exercise program. It offers a formula to guide us toward a healthier, happier, fitter, and more peaceful state of being.
In engaging, easily-understood prose, Hoopes begins by defining the concepts and explaining his ideas on Zen, Yoga, the Chakras, Chi energy, and the Tao. The next part of the book focuses on breathing, moving, and relaxing exercises, with a final section on spiritual deepening that shows how the experience of Zen Yoga can be merged with the personal spiritual inclinations of the individual. The book includes detailed photographs showing correct positions and sequence of movements.
The Zen Yoga program promotes a healthy body, mind, and spirit. At a deeper level, a commitment to Zen Yoga can illuminate ways to encourage enlightenment, radiate harmony and live in full awareness of the present moment.
Aaron Hoopes book contains simple breath and mind-body exercises that are not out of the reach of ordinary people. Zen Yoga has worked for my patients. I plan to use this book for them (and myself) and to recommend it to anyone looking for an honest and practical, yet sophisticated book on yoga. Reza Yavari, M.D., author of It Must Be My Metabolism
Meet the Author
AARON HOOPES is an author, instructor, holistic healer, and the founder of Zen Yoga. For over 25 years, he has studied Eastern philosophy, yoga and martial arts in the US, Australia, and Japan. He is a certified instructor in Shanti Yoga, Tai Chi and traditional Japanese Karate. In June 2007, Hoopes was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He lives in Vershire, Vermont and Orange, Connecticut but travels extensively conducting classes and workshops.
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