The Power of Vital Force: Fuel Your Energy, Purpose, and Performance with Ancient Secrets of Breath and Meditation

The Power of Vital Force: Fuel Your Energy, Purpose, and Performance with Ancient Secrets of Breath and Meditation

by Rajshree Patel


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"By contemplating and applying the precious knowledge in these pages, you will learn to make everything in your life easier . . . Relationships. Jobs. Family. Creativity. Happiness. And maybe even doing something more game-changing than you've ever thought possible." - Dave Asprey

Why do some people thrive while others just get by? What's their secret to peak performance and maximum happiness?
Some call it the zest, the gusto, or the extra edge in life. The ancient Indian spiritual tradition Vedanta calls it prana, or life force. We can call it vital force. By any name, it's the fundamental fuel that activates and optimizes all physical, emotional, and cognitive functions, including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory.
In modern life, we have forgotten the golden key-the higher our energy, the better our performance in everything we do. Energy naturally impacts mind-set and moves us toward greater happiness, success, and self-awareness. This book gives you back your power with simple tools to take hold of the limitless energy of life itself-more swiftly and easily than you ever thought possible.
Rajshree Patel is a former federal prosecutor who discovered Vedanta by accident and went on to become an internationally renowned teacher of its deep wisdom and dynamic practice. In these pages, she reveals:
• What vital force is, how it influences every single aspect of your life, how to enhance it-and how your mind, the biggest energy hog, can drain it;
• Tools to dial down the chatter of your racing mind and resolve your personal energy crisis;
• Why traditional mindfulness meditation may not be your best path to inner peace;
• Easy biohacking techniques, from breath work to meditation to movement, that reduce stress and maximize joy; and
• Ancient secrets to fuel your purpose and performance in every aspect of your life.
The Power of Vital Force is a practical pathway to the unlimited source of energy and intelligence that exists beyond the thinking and reasoning mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401956318
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 644,766
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rajshree Patel, a senior teacher with the Art of Living Foundation, is one of the most influential teachers in the field of personal and spiritual development. She has traveled to over 35 different nations giving the previously little-known Sudarshan Kriya and the Art of Living programs to hundreds of thousands in every walk of life. A highly sought-after trainer and inspirational speaker, she has lectured and taught courses at the World Bank, Shell Oil, Morgan Stanley, Texas Instruments, Harvard University, the Pentagon, the United Nations, UNESCO, and India's renowned IIT, among many others.
She has directly instructed over 35,000 students. She has personally established over 45 Art of Living chapters and has been instrumental in establishing over 600 meditation centers and a number of retreat centers across the globe. She continues to travel the world offering a remarkable range of programs, including stress management, leadership, diversity management, conflict resolution, relationships, child rearing, communication, social responsibility—most important in today's world—and of course yoga, meditation, and breathing.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction: My Story and Your Journey xv

Part I Turn on Your Power

Chapter 1 Energy Is Life 3

Chapter 2 Beyond Belief 21

Chapter 3 Ancient Biohacking 41

Part II Brain Drain

Chapter 4 A Machine Called Mind 53

Chapter 5 The Past Is Present 75

Chapter 6 The Mindfulness Trap 97

Part III Reboot and Recharge

Chapter 7 The Secret of Life 117

Chapter 8 Meditation for Busy People 137

Chapter 9 Living Your Inner Superpowers 153

Part IV Upgrade Your Operating System

Chapter 10 Mastering Your Mind-Set 181

Chapter 11 From Fighting to Flowing 187

Chapter 12 Cutting Craving 207

Part V The Big Mind

Chapter 13 Undivided Mind 221

Chapter 14 It's All Connected 237

Last Word 255

More for You to Explore 259

Endnotes 261

Index 263

Acknowledgments 273

About the Author 275

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