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Category:Mind, Body and Spirit
Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses
Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD
ISBN 978-81-8495-960-4  

Filled with chakra activation charts, over eight hundred poses, and Sanskrit translation guides, Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses makes the spirituality, practice, and language of yoga more accessible than ever before.

PACKED WITH OVER eight hundred poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and authoritative yoga asana guide to date. With poses adapted to every skill level, this volume is an invaluable resource for both the yoga novice and the studio owner and is a crucial addition to any yoga lover’s library.

In addition to the tremendous number of postures pictured, thorough translation charts provide pose names in Sanskrit script, transliterated Sanskrit and English. These charts provide readers with a knowledge base they can take beyond these pages. The intuitive naming system created by Yogrishi Vishvketu helps practitioners gain an understanding of the relationship between the name and the spiritual significance of each pose, and the energetic essence of each asana is unveiled through a detailed chakra chart and chakra activation symbols.

Informed by the traditional Himalayan system and enhanced by Yogrishi Vishvketu’s decades of practice, Yogãsana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses brings the many aspects of yoga – historical, cultural, spiritual and physical – into a single, all-inclusive volume.

Himalayan yoga master Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishvaji) is an international yoga teacher and professional teacher trainer who has guided thousands of practitioners on the path of yoga. He began his formal yogic studies at the age of eight at the Gurukul Kanva Ashram in Uttarakhand, India, and eventually attained a PhD in yogic science from Gurukula Kangri, the Sanskrit University of Haridwar.
Vishvaji is committed to offering holistic yoga workshops and yoga teacher trainings internationally and incorporating diverse aspects of yoga into his practice: asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic mantra. In 2000, he developed the holistic Akhanda Yoga® system, meaning ‘whole and indivisible,’ which he currently teaches in Canada and India. In 2007, he cofounded the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where he lives and teaches six months of the year.

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